On behalf of the Board of Governors and Staff, I am delighted to welcome Mark Ronan, our new Headmaster, and his wife Fiona, into the KH family. Mark and Fiona moved into Brooklawn over the Christmas holidays and Mark is looking forward to meeting all the students on their return to school on Monday.
Mark joins us from Pocklington school, a coeducational day and boarding school in Yorkshire of 770 pupils, where he was Headmaster for 11 years. Prior to his successful time at Pocklington, Mark was the Deputy Head - Academic at Trent College, also a coeducational day and boarding school in Nottingham.
Mark’s experience also includes 10 years at Rugby School, Warwickshire, a coeducational boarding school where he served as Head of Economics and Business Studies, a resident Assistant Housemaster, and Assistant to the Director of Studies. Here, he coached school hockey and cricket teams, while also representing his colleagues as Secretary of the Senior Common Room; and acting as a mentor to a number of Heads of Department.
As a Headmaster Mark is focused on the well-being and development of all students and staff; Pocklington School was the first UK Boarding School to receive the Carnegie Institute Mental Health Award for its excellent mental health and well-being provision . With the benefit of Mark’s proven track-record - working in three large, historic boarding schools, with an innovative and progressive approach to all aspects of school life, from academic to extra-curricular and pastoral care - we look forward to him leading The King's Hospital School to continued success in the years ahead.
We are delighted to have attracted such an experienced Head to The King's Hospital School and particularly pleased to welcome his wife, Fiona a nurse who also expects to be active in the life of the School.
We look forward to seeing you at the many events taking place in the school over the course of our 350th Anniversary year, so please do take the opportunity to say hello and welcome to Mark and Fiona.
Chairman of the Board of Governors