New headteacher at Finborough School

Steven Clark

Steven Clark - Credit: Archant

Finborough School has appointed its new headtacher who is due to take up the role from September 2015.

Steven Clark is currently an executive headteacher and regional director of six schools in London and East Sussex. Before this, he was the youngest appointed secondary school leader in the country when he took up the headteacher position at Tabor Science College, where he stayed for nine years.

Mr Clark describes teaching as his passion.

He has been awarded the much-coveted Advanced Skills Teacher status by the Department for Education. His leadership and achievement of successive “outstanding” teaching grades in inspections led to Ofsted describing him as inspiring confidence, not least as a role model for teaching.

“After a two-stage recruitment process which involved interviews with Deborah Leek Bailey OBE, advisor to our senior leadership team, Ian Palfreyman, our leadership coach, a pupil panel (which was formidable), two assemblies and a presentation to staff, we are delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Clark as headteacher from September 2015,” said Finborough School principal James Sinclair.

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“Steven is highly experienced at training teachers and enabling best practice, and it was no coincidence that the topic of his staff presentation was ‘What is great teaching?’ Throughout his 20-year career in education, he has engaged and inspired students of all ages through setting high expectations alongside having boundless enthusiasm and a genuine interest in whatever they are doing.”

Mr Clark said: “I am exceptionally pleased to have been offered the position of headteacher at Finborough. The opportunity to lead such a great school to further develop and improve is absolutely outstanding. I bring to the role an unrelenting positive attitude, alongside 15 years of highly successful school leadership experience, the past 10 of which have been as a headteacher and most recently executive headteacher.

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“The chance to join the Finborough family is very exciting, ensuring standards ascend even higher, achievements continue to soar and the opportunities open to a wonderful group of children and young adults are beyond compare.”

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