Sir Michael Snyder, Chairman of Brentwood’s Board of Governors, has announced Michael Bond as the school’s next Headmaster. He will succeed Ian Davies, set to retire at the end of the next academic year. The incoming Head is presently Vice-Principal of Education of Berkhamsted Schools Group, a family of six schools in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire, run on a similar Diamond model to Brentwood.
Sir Michael said: “Our priority was to appoint an outstanding leader and academic who could continue to build on the stewardship of Ian Davies. Michael Bond has led significant developments in the areas of teaching and learning, pupil and staff wellbeing, and continuing professional development at Berkhamsted, and we believe that his thorough understanding of the values, culture and ethos of Brentwood School will secure its continued success and development in the future. His appointment at this time will ensure that there is a structured handover before he takes up the reins in September 2019”.
Mr Bond said: “It is a great privilege to be appointed as the next Headmaster of Brentwood School. I was hugely impressed by the school’s ambition and the breadth of opportunities it provides within and beyond the classroom, all of which is by underpinned by excellent pastoral care. The pride in – and commitment to – the school shown by staff and pupils I met during the interview process were particularly impressive, and my family and I are very much looking forward to joining such a vibrant community.”