SAT 11TH NOV
What fee assistance is out there and how do you find it? This session explains who is eligible to apply for a scholarship or a bursary and how schools are widening the net further.
John Claughton was educated at King Edward’s School, Birmingham and Merton College, Oxford and, after failing as a professional cricketer and a merchant banker, he taught Classics and cricket at Bradfield College briefly and at Eton College for 17 years.
After four years as Head of Solihull School, he returned in 2006 to his old school as Chief Master. During his tenure the school raised £18m from alumni, £10m for Assisted Places and £8m for capital projects, and, in 2010 became a 100% IB Diploma School. In 2015 the school was named Sunday Times IB School of the Year and won the TES award for independent/state school partnerships.
In September 2015, John was chosen by Tatler as ‘Public School Head of Year, in August 2016 he was commended for his fund-raising achievement by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE Europe) and in November 2016 he was awarded the TES Independent Schools Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also translated (bits of) Aristophanes and Herodotus for Cambridge University Press. He retired in August 2016.
David Goodhew, Head, Latymer Upper School was born in West London, and attended a local comprehensive school before going to Oxford to read Classics.
He taught Classics at Bancroft’s School and Eton College, before becoming Head of Classics at Bristol Grammar School. He gained his experience of senior management at Arnold School (Director of Studies) and Durham School (Senior Deputy Head). In 2012 he became the Head of Latymer Upper School.
He is married with two children, and hobbies include cycling and classical musical; he is a keen amateur violinist.