Andrew Baynes is the former International Co-ordinator and Deputy Director of IB at Oakham School. A graduate of Exeter University, where he took a joint honours degree in Spanish and French, Mr Baynes has also recently completed a Masters in Education at Bath University. In addition to spending time in France and Spain, he has also lived in Japan for a number of years, working as a Language Teaching Assistant on the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme.
The new position enables Mr Baynes to return to his local roots, having originally grown up in Alton. As Head of Modern Languages at King Edward’s, he hopes “to encourage pupils to appreciate the relevance and true value of modern languages in today’s society, through activities both inside and beyond the languages department.”
Mr Baynes took up his position in January.