The Independent Schools Association (ISA) is pleased to announce that Matthew Adshead, Headmaster of Old Vicarage School, has been elected by independent schools across the country as its Honorary Chair for 2018-2019.
Matthew recently received the ISA Chain of Office from the association’s President, Lord Lexden, at a ceremony at the House of Lords.
Neil Roskilly, ISA’s Chief Executive, said: “The prestigious role of the association’s Chair reflects the success of The Old Vicarage School, Derby, in recent years. Since joining the ISA in 2014, Matthew has served on the ISA National Executive Committee as the ISA Midlands Area Co-ordinator, providing generous guidance and support for Heads in that region. Matthew is keen supporter of promoting state and independent school partnerships and does so with great success in his locality.”
Matthew commented: “The ISA offers so many wonderful opportunities for children and students throughout the country, including our own at The Old Vicarage School. The ISA supports the Head Teachers and their schools in membership with such fellowship and commitment, as well as offering outstanding continuing professional development. It was the best decision I made as a Head to join the ISA. I feel truly honoured to serve this exceptional association.”
The Independent Schools Association represents the interests of over 470 private schools in the UK, and membership has grown by over 90% in the last ten years.