Lawrence Sheriff head lands prestigious role

Dr Peter Kent will return to the school after taking up his new position
Dr Peter Kent will return to the school after taking up his new position

The head of one of Rugby’s leading schools has been elected president of the Association of School and College Leaders.

Dr Peter Kent, head at Lawrence Sheriff School, will take over the 18,000 strong professional association, which represents the majority of secondary school leaders, from August for one year.

During that period Gwen Temple, the school’s deputy head, will become acting headteacher.

Dr Kent said: “I sometimes find it frightening to think that I have worked at Lawrence Sheriff for just over 17 years. I often think to myself ‘Where did all that time go?’.

“However, my experience is that it is only when you are happy and enjoying your job that the years seem to fly past so quickly.

“The chance to be president during a General Election year is both a once in a lifetime opportunity for me and a chance to further develop the remarkably talented team who work with me at Lawrence Sheriff.

“I will return to Lawrence Sheriff, hopefully bringing with me a set of ideas and experiences that will be of use for the future.

“I am very fortunate to have been given so many different opportunities during my working life, but there is no doubt that the most fulfilling and rewarding of all of these has been the continuing privilege of serving as head of Lawrence Sheriff School.”