QEH Junior School, an independent boys’ day school in Bristol, has announced the appointment of Ross Wolverson as its new head.
Mr Wolverson will join QEH in September 2024, following the retirement of David Kendall who has led the junior school for the past seven years.
Mr Wolverson is currently head of Winsley Primary School, an Ofsted “Outstanding” school. Winsley Primary School is a member of the Palladian Academy Trust where Mr Wolverson is part of the extended leadership team overseeing the education of around 3000 pupils across 13 schools.
Prior to his current position Mr Wolverson held senior positions in independent schools including head of English and director of strategic partnerships at Monkton Combe School in Bath and head of English and drama at Shebbear College in Devon.
Throughout his career he has also coached many sports, he has served as an associate lecturer and has had a research paper exploring boys’ literacy published by the Department of Education.
Prior to his career in education, Mr Wolverson served for many years as an officer in the RAF reserves and worked for several international charities and NGOs overseas where he learnt valuable leadership and collaborative skills.
Rupert Heathcote, head of QEH, said of the appointment: “We are thrilled to welcome Mr Wolverson to the QEH family.”
Mr Wolverson added: “I am honoured and incredibly excited by the prospect of leading a school which specialises in the holistic education and development of boys. I was extremely impressed by the young men I met when I visited the school.
“Their polite and friendly confidence was a joy to see. The staff are so committed to the well-being and education of the boys, and I look forward to working with them.”
Mr Wolverson is married to Melissa and they have two sons Henry, 8, and Artie, 5.