New deputies at Wellington

The Somerset schools has recruited two new deputy heads to take over when the current incumbents move on to headships elsewhere

Wellington School has announced the appointment of two new deputy heads. Dr Holly Barker has been appointed academic deputy head and Rowan MacNeary will take over as the new pastoral deputy head.

Dr Barker has a PhD in German, has taught at Exeter University and is currently head of modern foreign languages at Uffculme School. Mr MacNeary has been a housemaster at Millfield,  head of art at Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital and is currently head of sixth form at Sherborne Girls’ School. In an additional management role, Alastair Anderson, current head of boarding has been appointed to the new role of assistant head, co-curricular.

Dr Barker and Mr MacNeary replace Dr Andrew Daniel and Jeremy Hallows, who will take up positions as headmasters of Monmouth School and Bromsgrove respectively.

“We are delighted with these appointments, which will put a strong team in place for September,” commented headmaster Henry Price. “I wish Andrew Daniel and Jeremy Hallows every success in their future roles and am pleased that Wellington School staff move on to such illustrious schools – it is indicative of the level of academic rigour within the school that our staff are so highly regarded.

“I believe that Holly, Rowan and Alastair will be ideally placed to help Wellington School move forward for the next generation of Wellingtonians. They all have vision, warmth and integrity, and understand the deep-rooted culture and sense of community that are at the centre of all that Wellington stands for.”

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