Monday, 08 August 2022

Shiplake deputy head takes on new role

THE deputy head (academic) of Shiplake College is leaving to take up a new job

THE deputy head (academic) of Shiplake College is leaving to take up a new job.

Ian Munro, has been appointed rector (headteacher) of Kelvinside Academy, an independent school in Glasgow, and will start in April.

Mr Munro joined Shiplake College in September 2013, having previously taught at George Heriot’s School in Edinburgh and Gordonstoun in Elgin.

The college said he had helped headmaster Gregg Davies to build up Shiplake’s reputation as a centre for innovative teaching and learning as well as developing the girls’ rowing.

His appointment is the fifth promotion to headship of Shiplake staff in as many years. The last was deputy head Rob Jones who joined Rendcomb College in Cirencester in September.

Mr Munro said: “I will be very sorry to leave Shiplake. It has been a privilege to be part of such an exciting and progressive time at the college, which has seen the school achieve its best ever GCSE and A-level results over the last two years.”

Mr Davies said: “Achieving a headship at this early stage in his career is an impressive and rarely achieved feat but one which reflects Mr Munro’s ambition, leadership and love of learning. I wish Ian and his wife Catherine well for the future and am certain he will lead Kelvinside to achieve many great things.

“I am also confident that we will appoint a high-calibre candidate to succeed Mr Munro and that the drive to move Shiplake forward will continue.”

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