The Governors of Farringtons School Announce Appointment of New Head
The Governors of Farringtons School are delighted to announce the appointment of David Jackson as Head of Farringtons School from September 2020.
David joins Farringtons from St Lawrence College, an Independent Boarding and Day School in Ramsgate. He has been Deputy Head (Pastoral) at St Lawrence College for six years. St Lawrence College is a similar size to Farringtons with 650 pupils and shares the same ethos, with a focus on ensuring the pupils attain their personal best academically but with an equal focus on strong pastoral care. Prior to that David was a Housemaster and Head of Department at Uppingham School. David’s knowledge and experience of co-educational through schooling and pastoral and academic leadership in the independent sector will be of real value and benefit to the children, staff, families and friends of Farringtons School. David is committed to Farringtons’ inclusive Christian ethos and to building on its great strengths and heritage over the next stage of its exciting, happy, and bright future.
David was educated at King’s Bruton, Somerset and read Modern Foreign Languages at Durham University, before completing his PGCE at the University of Cambridge. David also recently obtained a distinction in his Masters in Educational Leadership from the University of Buckingham. David is a passionate sportsman who also enjoys singing, travelling and musical theatre.
On becoming the next Head of Farringtons School, David says: “I am extremely honoured and excited to have been appointed as the next Head of Farringtons. From my visits to the school, it is clear that this is a very special place; indeed, my wife, Fiona, and I have been particularly struck by the warm, familial atmosphere and by the strength of the relationships which exist between those who live and work here. Farringtons quite rightly prides itself on providing an outstanding all-round education within a supportive and nurturing environment. I am fully committed to ensuring that the school continues to help each of its pupils to achieve their full academic potential, to develop personally and to pursue a wide range of extra-curricular interests. It is a privilege to be inheriting such a flourishing school with high aspirations for the future, and I very much look forward to leading and being part of the Farringtons community in the years to come”.