Before joining Pitsford School as Headmaster, Dr Walker was Deputy Headmaster at Loughborough Grammar School. At Pitsford he also teaches History to all of Year 7. A graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, Dr Walker has held senior leadership posts responsible for pastoral care, academic management, as well as running a Sixth Form of over three hundred students. A career-long focus for Dr Walker has been to develop a love of literature and reading within students and he has published on this, as well as addressing a number of conferences on the topic (including once sharing a platform with the former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion). In addition, Dr Walker has worked on a number of projects developing well-being and community within schools and in recognition of this he was made a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Farmington Institute Fellow in 2013.
As Deputy Head, Mrs Kirk is responsible for the pastoral care of pupils at Pitsford School. She is a graduate of Sheffield and Exeter Universities and currently teaches Geography, English and the Extended Project Qualification. Mrs Kirk is passionate about providing pupils with a holistic education that allows them to develop their talents within and beyond the classroom. With twenty years in Public Schools, she brings a variety of experience to Pitsford as a Boarding Housemistress, a Captain in the CCF, EPQ coordinator and theatrical director and drama teacher. Mrs Kirk grew up in Zambia and Malawi and has lived and worked in Japan. Her aim is to share the best of that experience with our pupils and to foster in them a love of life-long learning, a sense of independence, a curiosity for the world in which they live and an understanding of what can be achieved with hard work and a positive attitude.
Mr Edwins brings excellent experience and enthusiasm to the role, starting in post in April 2023.
Following a degree in English & History, Mr Edwins studied for his PGCE at Southampton University and has taught ever since. Mr Edwins has worked in both the maintained and independent sectors for the last 25 years; as Head of Drama, Head of English and most recently as Deputy Head – Academic at local independent school Maidwell Hall. In this time, he has been involved with children of all ages, from Reception through to A’ level and has been heavily involved in sports coaching as well as directing school plays throughout his career.
Mr Edwins experience gives him a fairly unique perspective on the educational path that children travel, which is a great advantage within a through school.
Mrs Sherlock has over 30 years of Finance experience in various roles including within practice and industry. She has specialised in finance within an Education setting for nearly twenty years through Nursery Schools, Children Centres and Primary Schools. Mrs Sherlock joined Pitsford School as Bursar and Clerk to the Governors in 2019.
Mrs Sherlock is a long serving Governor at a Primary School within a local multi academy trust.
As Assistant Head Dr Ewington manages the academic systems of Pitsford School including timetable construction and the education management systems in addition to overseeing the work of the STEM subjects. After completing his PhD at Cranfield University and his PGCE at Warwick University Dr Ewington was Head of Science at two schools and then Associate Head at Lichfield Cathedral School immediately before joining Pitsford School.
Dr Ewington is also a team inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) inspecting both educational quality and compliance. Before entering the teaching profession Dr Ewington worked for ICI and conducted research and post-graduate teaching at Cranfield University. Away from school, he enjoys – amongst other things – cinema and the sea whether he is diving, sailing or just enjoying the views.
As Assistant Head, Mr Harrison manages aspects of the academic systems of Pitsford School including reporting, data and intervention in addition to overseeing the work of the arts and humanities subjects. Mr Harrison studied History and Politics at Keele University in Staffordshire where he also completed a Master’s Degree in Contemporary History and his PGCE. He then went on to work in various Northamptonshire schools including Elizabeth Woodville School where he was Head of History and the Parker E-ACT Academy where he was Head of Humanities.
Mr Harrison has over twenty years’ experience as an examiner for Cambridge and is currently a Principal Examiner for IGCSE History. He continues to mark and set exam papers for the Cambridge exam board and has recently published a text book on 20th century history amongst other publications. Outside of academia, Mr Harrison is a keen guitarist and has also played ten-pin bowling at county level for Wellingborough as well as lawn bowls.