Bryanston has confirmed a number of new appointments within the School’s Senior Leadership Team following the recent retirement of Second Master, Peter Hardy.
Richard Jones has been appointed as the School’s new Second Master. A teacher of Business and Economics with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, Richard moves to Bryanston having previously held housemaster and teaching positions at Canford School and St. John’s School, Leatherhead.
Steven Green, a former Bryanston housemaster and a teacher of mathematics at the School has been promoted to the position of Deputy Head (Academic), with the School’s former Head of Boarding and a teacher of sport science, Claire Miller, confirmed as Deputy Head (Boarding and Pastoral). Andrew Murfin, the former Director of Sport at Shrewsbury School, has joined Bryanston’s Senior Leadership Team in the newly created role of Deputy Head (Co-curricular). The team has been further strengthened with the appointment of Nicholas Dodd as Chief Operating Officer who has moved to the School with extensive commercial and operational experience, most recently as Head of Retail Services and Operations at John Lewis and Partners.
Having the right blend and balance of skills and experience is vital for the senior management team of any organisation – especially in the dynamic and multi-faceted world of education. I’m delighted the team features experienced and talented individuals who have played such a central role in the School’s continuing success over recent years as well as a number of new faces to provide new ideas and a fresh perspective in key areas of the School’s operations. Such a combination truly embodies the forward-looking ethos of Bryanston – to harness the very best of the new and the old in everything we do.Mark Mortimer, Headmaster at Bryanston
Richard Jones will now work closely with the Headmaster to ensure the effective and efficient day-to-day management of the School. As well as deputising for the Headmaster, he will play a key role in the School’s future strategic development. His wide-ranging responsibilities cover all areas of staff management and overseeing all aspects of pupil registration, welfare, routines and disciplines. Richard is also a keen sports coach and is a governor of a state school in South West London and a director of a multi-academy trust.
Steven Green has now extended his responsibilities to cover the delivery and management of all academic matters involving staff, pupils and also parents. Working closely with the Headmaster, heads of departments and other senior members of staff, he will also work closely with governors, the Head of Teaching and Learning and the School’s Director of Academic Administration to ensure Bryanston maintains its progressive and supportive approach to education.
With many years of experience as a former housemistress and Head of Boarding at Bryanston, Claire Miller’s new responsibilities cover the co-ordination, delivery and development of all areas of the School’s boarding and pastoral provision, including all safeguarding matters. In a highly visible role, she will also help to maintain the integrity and set the tone for the School’s continual cultural development.
Filling the new position of Deputy Head (Co-curricular), Andrew Murfin will have responsibility for the co-ordination and delivery of Bryanston’s expansive and extensive co-curricular programme. This will cover all school activities designed to inspire and promote the personal development of pupils beyond the provision of academic and pastoral support. Bryanston has a long and well-established commitment to co-curricular education which was reinforced during the recent lockdown period, and this new role will add further impetus to this diverse area of life at Bryanston
Having direct responsibility for all operational functions at Bryanston, Nicholas Dodd will now play a central role in informing, developing and fulfilling the strategic and commercial objectives of the School governors. As Chief Operating Officer of the School and with a wealth of experience in customer facing operations, his leadership responsibilities will cover all areas of Estates Management and Business Development as well as Finance, Human Resources, Catering, Compliance and Health and Safety. He is also a not for profit Board level trustee for Chester University Students’ Union.
Featured photo caption: Senior appointments at Bryanston School – Mark Mortimer, Headmaster of Bryanston (front centre) with (left to right); Human Resources Director, Mary Giles; Deputy Head (Boarding & Pastoral), Claire Miller; Second Master, Richard Jones; Deputy Head (Co-curricular), Andrew Murfin; Deputy Head (Academic), Steven Green; and, Chief Operating Officer, Nicholas Dodd.
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