LAWRENCE Sheriff’s head teacher of 17 years Dr Peter Kent has been chosen to lead the professional association for almost all secondary school leaders in the UK.
He will leave the school inn August for a year to take up his role with President of the Association of School and College Leaders.
Gwen Temple, the school’s deputy head, will become acting head teacher while he is away.
“The chance to be ASCL’s president during a general election year is both a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for me and a chance to further develop the remarkably talented team who work with me at Lawrence Sheriff School.
“In September 2015 I will return, hopefully bringing with me a set of ideas and experiences that will be of use for the future.
“I am very fortunate to have been given so many different opportunities during my working life, but there is no doubt that the most fulfilling and rewarding of all of these has been the continuing privilege of serving as headteacher of Lawrence Sheriff School.”