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King Edward's Witley appoints new Deputy Head

Published Tuesday 2nd of September 2014 09:56:36 AM

King Edward's Witley is pleased to announce the appointment of a new deputy head. Mr. James Hole will join the School at the start of the 2014-15 academic year from Cheltenham Ladies' College.

Mr. James Hole takes up the post of Deputy Head (Academic) from September 2014. Mr. Hole was previously at Cheltenham Ladies' College where he worked for ten years, the last six as Head of Sixth form and previously as teacher of English, in charge of debating and Head of Critical Thinking / Theory of Knowledge.

An English specialist, Mr. Hole holds a BA in English and American Literature and an MA in English Literature. Throughout his teaching career Mr. Hole has coached public speaking and debating, preparing teams for a variety of regional and national competitions and has a keen interest in this area.

Mr. Hole says, 'I feel privileged to be joining the staff at King Edward's and look forward to building on the great work already in place. I believe my appointment will be instrumental in continuing to raise standards and providing pupils with an outstanding education. I hope the experience gained throughout my career will help me play an influential role in the next chapter of the School.'

Commenting on the new appointment, Headmaster John Attwater says, 'We are very pleased to welcome James to the senior team. He brings a wealth of experience and intellect to the role and is joining the School at an exciting time for us as we develop our plans for the future. We have always been fortunate to attract the best staff and to have some of the best facilities in the County, and we are looking forward to a bright new academic year.'

King Edward's Witley, is one of Surrey's leading independent day and boarding schools for girls and boys aged 11-18. The School will celebrate ten years teaching the IB (International Baccalaureate) in September 2014 and has a number of events planned to mark the anniversary.
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