Sarah Kerr-Dineen MA Cantab has taken up the position as the new head of Oundle School following the recent retirement of Charles Bush.
Mrs Kerr-Dineen has an MA in English at Trinity College, Cambridge and pursued graduate study at Christ Church, Oxford. Her teaching career spans over twenty years, including thirteen at St Edward’s, Oxford where she was also a Boarding Housemistress and ultimately Director of Studies. For the past six years, Mrs Kerr-Dineen has been Warden of Forest School, a co-educational four to 18 HMC school in London.
Mrs Kerr-Dineen commented: “Oundle is a great school with a long and distinguished history. It values individuals and seeks to provide for its pupils an education that will guide them for life. It promotes aspiration, ambition and innovation at the same time as the healthy development of decent young people. These are impressive characteristics on which to build and I look forward keenly to what is to come.”
The School is currently embarking on a large SciTec campus development project, which will see a new mathematics department constructed adjacent to SciTec as well as a significant upgrade to the design and technology department within the Patrick Engineering Centre. Work is well underway and due for completion in September 2016, the development will unite science, mathematics, design, technology and engineering both physically and philosophically, enabling pupils to move seamlessly from theory to practice and from pure science to the achievement of a workable technology. A concurrent Sports MasterPlan will upgrade sporting facilities across the school over the next few years.
Mr Julian Tregoning, Chairman of the Oundle School Governing Body, said: “We have appointed an outstanding leader in Sarah Kerr-Dineen and are delighted to welcome her to Oundle. Sarah has a proven track record of achievement as a Head as well as a depth of understanding and experience of boarding. She truly identifies with Oundle School’s ethos and heritage and is especially well qualified to lead the school into the future.”