New Head of Prep for Clayesmore

New Head of Prep

A message from the Chair of Governors

Dear Parents,

On behalf of the board of governors, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Jonathon Anderson to the role of Head of Prep with effect from January 2020. After a rigorous process led by Headspace Academics, Jonathon emerged as the standout candidate from an extremely strong field of over 40 applicants.

Jonathon is currently Deputy Head at Westbourne House Prep School in Chichester where he has been for 8 years. During his time there, Jonathon has also been a boarding housemaster and Director of Studies. Prior to that he was Head of Maths at Exeter Junior School. Jonathon will be joining us along with his wife, Hester, formerly a teacher of A Level RS and Philosophy and Head of Pre-Prep at Exeter Cathedral School. They have two children, Annabel (9) and William (4) and an affectionate Labrador named Betsy!

Commenting on his appointment, Jonathon said, ‘It is a great pleasure to be joining Clayesmore and to be playing a part in the story of this happy school. Hester and I felt at home immediately and look forward to joining this warm and welcoming community.

In the meantime, all arrangements are now firmly in place for Dan Browse to take up the reins as Acting Head from next term and we are confident that Clayesmore Prep will continue to be in the safest hands for the months and years ahead. Mr Browse will be in touch in due course with further details.

With best wishes

Yours sincerely

John Andrews, Chairman of Governors