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Simon Dorman steps up to Acting Headmaster

June 11th, 2020
Mr Simon Dorman

After five years at the helm of Monmouth School for Boys, Dr Andrew Daniel has decided to step down from the role of Headmaster in order to pursue his ambitions to develop a business venture.

Dr Daniel said,

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to be Headmaster of Monmouth School for Boys during such an exciting chapter in the school’s 406-year-old history.  During my tenure as Head, we have seen much closer collaboration between the family of schools with the launch of co-educational teaching in the Sixth Form in 2018. Although I am sorry to be leaving Monmouth School for Boys, I hope that our children will remain here as pupils and I look forward to maintaining my connection with the schools and wider Monmouth community as a parent.

I would like to thank the staff of Monmouth School for Boys and the leadership team across the whole family of schools with whom I have worked so closely during the past five years.  I would also like to thank the boys for their energy, spirit and focus on developing their skills, both inside and outside the classroom. I shall watch their progress with interest in the years ahead.  Parents and Old Monmothians have also offered me great support during my time here, and I am extremely grateful to them.”

Mr James Murphy-O’Connor, Principal of the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools said,

“I would like to thank Andrew for his commitment to the schools during his five-year headship. In particular, Andrew has helped to introduce coeducational teaching in the Sixth Form and overseen a significant upgrade of the boarding houses and science facilities.  He has also forged strong links in China, Hong Kong and Spain to recruit overseas students who add international flair and diversity within the school community. We would all like to wish Andrew and his family every success for the future.”

Mr Simon Dorman will now step up to become Acting Head.  After nine years dedicated service as Second Master, he is ideally placed to provide the leadership and continuity of pastoral care as the school looks forward to emerging stronger than ever post-lockdown.

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