Mr Macmillan, a graduate of Loughborough University, spent eight years as Head of Design & Technology at Alleyn’s, a London independent co-educational day school, and has amassed a total of 14 years as a teacher there and at Oundle School in Cambridgeshire previously. Throughout his career, Mr Macmillan has also developed extensive skills and expertise in the provision of pastoral care and has been involved in a wide range of co-curricular activities including CCF, sports coaching, Duke of Edinburgh’s awards and various clubs and societies.
As Housemaster of Wakefield House – a senior boys’ house – Mr Macmillan is responsible for 33 boarding and 16 day boys, with the additional support of a Deputy Housemaster, a Matron and a team of experienced tutors.
Commenting on the new role, Mr Macmillan says: “I am delighted to be joining the teaching staff at King Edward’s and look forward to a role which allows me to focus more strongly on pastoral responsibilities. As an independent boarding and day school, I was particularly drawn to the chance of working with children from a broad range of backgrounds and circumstances. I applaud the School on its diverse pupil population and for shunning the stereotypical view of an independent boarding school, by welcoming pupils capable of demonstrating academic prowess from outside of the traditionally affluent, privileged sectors.’
Mr Macmillan takes up residence at Wakefield House with his wife Antonia, a speech and language therapist, and their puppy.