King’s Worcester is excited to ring in the new academic year by welcoming new Headmaster, Gareth Doodes.
Gareth brings 20 years of education experience to school in his position as Foundation Headmaster. He joins from Dover College, where he was Headmaster for the past six years. During his career he has taken up several leadership roles at schools including Milton Abbey in Dorset, Oakham School and Taunton School.
Gareth will provide the strategic leadership and vision for King’s St Alban’s, King’s Hawford and King’s Worcester, which deliver first-class independent academic, pastoral and co-curricular provision and for children between the ages of two to 18 years old.
Commenting on his plans for The King’s School, Gareth said, “I’m immensely proud to be joining an organisation which has a long history of providing unrivalled opportunities for pupils.
“What sets The King’s School apart is its vibrant and dynamic family community, which dates to 1541. I am looking forward to working collaboratively with teachers, staff, parents and pupils to identify and trumpet what truly makes the King’s family unique, whilst at the same time further enhancing the long-term success of the foundation.
“Ultimately, I am a big believer in an holistic education that balances academic excellence with extra-curricular opportunity and exceptional pastoral care. These three areas working together can foster a real love of learning, whilst at the same time giving children the freedom and confidence to explore and discover their individual passions. It is an immense honour to have been appointed as the school’s custodian at this pivotal moment in its history.”
Gareth and his family have strong links in Worcester. His wife, Jessica, has returned to her home county of Worcestershire following Gareth’s appointment, and his two children, aged four and eight, will become pupils at the school in September.