27th February 2020 — The Chair of the Governing Body of Kingshott School, announced this morning that the Governing Body had appointed Mr David Weston as its new Headmaster. Mr David Weston will succeed Mr Mark Seymour, who retires at the end of the forthcoming academic year (2019-20) after four years of outstanding leadership of the School. The appointment follows an extensive search; a very strong list of candidates applied for the post, from which Mr Weston was ultimately selected.
Mr Weston grew up in St Albans. He attended St Columba’s College before moving on to Oxford Brookes University where he gained a BA(Hons) in English and Sociology. After a short stint working in the city, he retrained to become a teacher and began his career locally in North Hertfordshire. After two years and a brief time training teachers in Ghana for the VSO, he continued his career in SE London at St Joseph’s School. He was quickly promoted to the Senior Leadership Team and took on the role of SENCO. He then became a Deputy Head in Marylebone and then again in SE London before moving to Kingshott as Deputy Head in 2019.
He is married to Sophie and has a young son with a baby due very soon. He enjoys History, Rugby, studying German and is a keen runner who enjoys long distance running both competitively and for relaxation.
Mr Weston said: “It is an honour and a privilege to have been appointed as the new Headmaster of Kingshott School. In the year that I have been at Kingshott, I have been hugely impressed by the commitment of the children, the staff and the Governors. I am grateful to the Governing Body for their faith in me and I very much look forward to working with the whole Kingshott community as we enter an exciting new decade together.”
Announcing the new appointment, Chair of Governors, Mr David Keast commented: “The Governors are delighted with the appointment of David Weston. David impressed the Governors throughout the interview process with his deep commitment to the School and his desire to innovate and drive through a number of key initiatives, aimed at developing educational excellence and enhancing the overall experience of the children at Kingshott, building on the exceptional work already undertaken by Mark Seymour."
Mr Weston will be taking over the leadership of this flourishing Preparatory School from September 2020. With its first-rate facilities, outstanding pastoral care and vibrant academic and co-curricular programmes, set in beautiful grounds, Kingshott combines considerable existing strengths with bold ambitions and is excited to be looking forward to the future.