New head announced at Lord Wandsworth College

Independent Education Today, April 2015 the governors of HMC member school Lord Wandsworth College have appointed the Hampshire independent school's next headmaster

The next head of Lord Wandsworth College will be Adam Williams. Adam is currently senior deputy head at The Glasgow Academy. He has been running the senior school for the past three years with a specific focus on pastoral care, the pupil voice and deepening a boarding ethos.

Adam was educated at Milbourne Lodge and Bradfield College; he graduated from Durham University with a degree in geography and in his spare time he represented the cricket and golf sides at national level. Adam has worked at a range of boarding and day schools: he has been head of geography at both Bradfield College and Oakham School, before becoming a housemaster for nine years at the latter. He is a keen sportsman and singer and holds a coaching qualification in cricket, as well as having been an officer in the in the CCF.

Adam‘s wife Karen grew up in Hook and is a consultant histopathologist. They will be joined by their three children, Alex (8), Charlie (6) and Sophie (3).

On accepting the job Adam said: “I am utterly delighted to have been appointed headmaster of LWC. It is a wonderful school and should be very proud of the charitable foundation on which its success has been built. To be so focused on character education and pupil-centred learning demonstrates a deep understanding of the need to equip our pupils for life in the globalised, skills-based economies of the 21st century. My wife Karen and our children are looking forward to making new friends in such a rural idyll, and I'm relishing the opportunity of opening the doors for all to see what our pupils can truly achieve when they strive to be the very best version of themselves.”

Adam will take up the post from January 2016.

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