Head teacher to leave gram­mar school

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

A BUCKS head teacher will leave be­hind a ‘mag­nif­i­cent legacy’ when he steps down from the role next year.

Dr Mark Fenton will be leav­ing his post as head­mas­ter of Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School, in Che­sham Road, Amer­sham, in the sum­mer of 2016 af­ter 15 years in the role.

Dr Fenton has been ap­pointed to the pres­ti­gious role of Chief Master at King Ed­ward’s School in Birm­ing­ham, one of the lead­ing in­de­pen­dent boys’ schools in the coun­try.

In ad­di­tion to lead­ing King Ed­ward’s School, he will also have the role of head tra­cher of the King Ed­ward’s Foun­da­tion in the city.

This will in­volve rep­re­sent­ing all the eight schools of the foun­da­tion on its main board, with par­tic­u­lar re­spon­si­bil­ity for the de­vel­op­ment of ed­u­ca­tional pol­icy. The foun­da­tion in­cludes five gram­mar schools, its Dr Mark Fenton will be leav­ing his post as head­mas­ter of Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School in the sum­mer of 2016 spon­sored academy and an in­de­pen­dent girls’ school as well as King Ed­ward’s it­self

Chair­man of Gover­nors at Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School, Jane Penton, said: “I am ab­so­lutely de­lighted for Dr Fenton and wish him ev­ery suc­cess in his ap­point­ment. He has been an ex­cep­tional head for Dr Chal­loner’s Gram­mar School. He will leave a mag­nif­i­cent legacy.”

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