In September 2018, Claires Court Junior Boys will welcome as its new head, Mr Dean Richards who is taking over from Justin Spanswick when the latter moves to a more corporate role within the School.
Dean has worked in a junior school environment for the past 14 years, most recently as a Deputy Head at Hampton Pre-Prep and Prep School. His experience is varied and mixed and will bring to the School not only his teaching and leadership expertise but a passion for sport.
On his appointment, Dean, said, “Education from the Early Years to Year 6 is a fantastic opportunity to develop a love and joy of learning. I am very excited and immensely proud to be offered the opportunity to develop my career and my own learning at Claires Court. My tour by the Year 6 pupils demonstrated what kind and thoughtful boys they are. I am looking forward to working in, and supporting this ethos whilst looking for chances to enhance our provision with a common sense approach. The future of the School and the proposed development is all very exciting and I am very fortunate to be joining an excellent team. I cannot wait until September.”
James Wilding, Academic Principal commented on the appointment,
“Dean brings great additional experience of leadership at junior school level, with much experience of working within a larger whole school community, so is a great fit for Claires Court at this time of our development.”