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New Head Teacher Appointed

Mark Grady appointed as new Headteacher from September 2019

The Rugby High School Governors are very pleased to announce that Mark Grady, the school’s present Deputy Head, has been appointed to succeed Charlotte Marten as the school’s Headteacher upon her retirement at the end of the current academic year.  Mr. Grady will take up his new post in September 2019.

Peter Reaney, Chair of Governors, said: “After a testing and rigorous selection process, Mark emerged as the outstanding candidate from a very strong field of candidates from across the country.  We believe his appointment will be welcomed wholeheartedly by staff, students and parents.  Whilst at the school he has proved to be an inspirational teacher of English and Drama and significantly, an inspirational and aspirational leader over the last four and a half years in his role as Deputy.”

Mr. Grady worked at Rugby High as an English and Drama teacher before leaving to become Head of Department at Myton School in Warwick.  He then rejoined Rugby High in 2014. Mr Grady said,”I am tremendously excited to be appointed head teacher of such a wonderful school.  The community at RHS is one that is very special indeed, and it is a great honour and privilege to be entrusted with its leadership.  I look forward to working with the staff, students, parents and governing body to ensure RHS remains the pioneering school that Olive Hands created in 1903, ensuring that her legacy continues to support and offer an excellent education for the young women of Rugby.”

Mr. Reaney added: “Under Charlotte Marten’s exemplary leadership for the last twelve years, our outstanding school has gone from strength to strength and the Governors believe that Mark is absolutely the right person to take us beyond outstanding”