Ben Collie Takes On Head Of Sixth Form Role

Following changes within the Princethorpe senior team, Ben Collie is to take on the role of Head of Sixth Form. Ben, who has been at the College since September, is an exceptional Science teacher with a wealth of academic and pastoral leadership experience.

He joined Princethorpe from the Kellett School, a British International School in Hong Kong, where he was Deputy Head of Science and Head of House. Prior to the Kellett School, Ben was employed at Brighton College for seven years, where he was a Housemaster.

Ed Hester, Headmaster comments, “Ben’s personal values fit perfectly with Princethorpe and its ethos. He is dedicated to developing the pupils in his care, both academically and pastorally, and as such he is supremely well equipped to take on this exciting new challenge. I know he is relishing the opportunity to work alongside our experienced team of Sixth Form Assistant Heads, Rod Isaacs, Anne Allen and Louise Harrison.”

Originally from Kent, Ben studied Biochemistry at Liverpool University before undertaking his PGCE. Married to Laura, who teaches at primary level, the couple live in the Rugby area close to Laura’s family. A fan of the great outdoors and adventure sports, Ben counts sailing and hiking amongst his hobbies.

Commenting on his appointment, Ben said, “I am excited and privileged to be taking on the role of Head of Sixth Form and look forward to getting fully involved in Sixth Form life.”

Mr Hester has recently announced changes to the senior team at the College. Sadly, due to current health issues Mrs Sarah McKeever has stepped down from her role as Director of Studies; she will however continue to teach Mathematics on a part-time basis. Mr Hester acknowledged the wonderful job she had done in this important role since September and wished her well with her recovery.

Dr Michael Reddish is taking over as Director of Studies, moving from the position of Head of Sixth Form. Michael is already a member of the Senior Leadership Team; he has outstanding academic credentials and an excellent understanding of the changing landscape.

Mr Hester continued, “Michael is absolutely committed to securing the best possible academic results for each and every one of our pupils and I know he will challenge and lead both the teaching and pupil body in this endeavour. He will continue to oversee the academic progress and achievement for the Sixth Form. I wish both Ben and Michael well in their new roles.”