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Ashford School annouces the appointment of new Head of the Prep School

Date Posted: Friday 20 March 2020

Ashford School is delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Nick Tiley-Nunn as the new Head of Ashford Prep School from September 2020.

Mr Tiley-Nunn has been appointed following a rigorous recruitment process led by executive search firm Perrett Laver and which attracted a large number of very high calibre candidates from the independent, maintained and international education sectors.

Mr Tiley-Nunn joins Ashford from Norwich High School for Girls where he has served as Head of the Prep School and Nursery since 2016.  He has had a significant impact on the development of teaching and learning and will bring wide-ranging strategic and people leadership experience to Ashford Prep School.  Mr Tiley-Nunn is also an ISI Team Inspector, published author and regularly delivers tailored professional development and training to schools and educational professionals in a consulting capacity.

On his appointment, Mr Tiley-Nunn said: “It is a privilege to have the opportunity to lead such a vibrant and ambitious school.  I truly believe that learning should be the ultimate adventure and it was this commitment to adventurous learning that first drew me to the School.  I very much look forward to sharing many adventures with the wonderful pupils of Ashford Prep School and to meeting their parents, family and friends in due course.”

Mr Tiley-Nunn is at his happiest when outdoors; playing hockey and cricket, walking with his family or taking to the slopes as an enthusiastic skier. He cannot wait to make the most of the outdoor aspects of Ashford Prep School’s incredible site.

Commenting on the appointment, Mr Michael Hall, Head of Ashford School, said: “I am very pleased and excited that our Prep School attracted such a strong field and that we were able to appoint just the right person to help guide and lead our talented and ambitious staff. My vision is for the Prep School to move from excellent to exceptional, receiving national recognition for what we achieve here. I have every confidence that Mr Tiley-Nunn will have a significant impact on the achievement of this vision.”