New English head

Round & About

Joseph Allen joins King Edward’s Witley in September as the new Head of English

A graduate of the University of Lancaster, Mr Allen has previously been Head of English at Reading Blue Coat School and St Swithun’s, Winchester, among other appointments in the maintained and independent sector.

The position at King Edward’s Witley will see Mr Allen assume teaching responsibilities for pupils studying for English as part of their GCSE, A-level and IB examinations, across a number of year groups.

Commenting on his upcoming position as Head of English, Mr Allen said, “I’m excited to be joining a school where English teaching already enjoys a position of strength, where I can play a pivotal role in driving the department further forward and make a genuine difference in terms of further stretching and challenging the most able pupils both in and out of the classroom.”

Mr Allen will be living on site at the school, joined by his wife, young son and Purdy the cat!