The governors of Bryanston School have confirmed the appointment of Richard Jones as the new head of the school. He becomes the ninth head of the Dorset school with immediate effect.
Richard joined Bryanston as second master in 2020 and was given interim responsibilities as acting head at the end of last year.
Richard has a Bachelor’s degree in industrial economics from the University of Nottingham and a Master’s degree in educational leadership. He came into teaching as a teacher of business via the Graduate Teacher Programme.
Before joining Bryanston, he was previously at Canford School and St John’s School, Leatherhead.
Julian Greenhill, chair of governors, said: “We are absolutely delighted that Richard is now taking responsibility for helping the school move forward onto its next stage of development, as he has demonstrated such a strong affinity with Bryanston’s unique ethos and values.
“Richard’s appointment as acting head was seamless and he took the new responsibilities in his stride. His contribution and resolve since joining the school have been truly exceptional and he is widely respected by colleagues, parents and pupils alike.”
Richard Jones said: “Bryanston is a school unlike any other, the care and attention given to the development of the strengths and personalities of all pupils is quite remarkable. I am honoured to be given the opportunity to protect, promote and harness such a unique and inspiring educational philosophy – especially at a time when the school is beginning to prepare for its centenary in just a few years’ time.
“I’m very excited about the years ahead and am looking forward to working with the entire Bryanston community as we collectively look to fulfil the school’s aspirations and ambitious plans for the future.”