Starter for ten

Andrew Halls has been a headmaster since 1998: ten years at Magdalen College School, Oxford, and eleven years at King’s, Wimbledon. From his own experience and from observing others, he has compiled ten ways he thinks headteachers can transform their school’s fortunes. This workshop is aimed at any headteacher who would like to hear refreshingly frank and clear suggestions as to how to get the best out of their school. It should also be of particular interest to those in the first three or four years of their first or second headship.

Andrew Halls (King's College School)

Andrew Halls - photo

Mr Andrew Halls has been Head Master of King’s College School, Wimbledon since January 2008. King’s was voted The Sunday Times International Baccalaureate School of the Year 2009-10; The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year 2014-15, and The Sunday Times London Independent Secondary School of the Year 2017-18. Andrew himself was awarded Best Head of a Public School by Tatler in 2011.

Andrew read English at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, graduating with a double first.  He was previously Head of English at Bristol Grammar School, Deputy Headmaster at Trinity School and Master of Magdalen College School, Oxford. Magdalen College School was Sunday Times School of the Year in both 2004 and 2008.   Andrew is the only headteacher to have won The Sunday Times Independent Secondary School of the Year title for two different schools.  He writes regularly for The Sunday Times, and other papers.

He and his wife, Véronique, teacher of French at Godolphin and Latymer, live in Wimbledon and have two daughters.  

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