19 November 2018
Dr Katy Ricks to leave Sevenoaks for King Edward’s School, Birmingham
After nearly 17 years of leadership at Sevenoaks School, Dr Katy Ricks has accepted the post of Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham.
After nearly 17 years of leadership at Sevenoaks School, Dr Katy Ricks has accepted the post of Chief Master of King Edward’s School, Birmingham. She will become the first female Chief Master in the school’s 466-year history.
Dr Ricks has been Head of Sevenoaks School since 2002. During that time she has overseen the completion of the school’s full transition to the IB, the introduction of its own externally moderated exams, the Sevenoaks School Certificates, the development of the school campus and further curriculum innovations. Under her leadership, the school has grown its influence in the local community through the sponsorship of Knole Academy, the creation of Kent Academies Network and the fostering of other community partnerships.
Dr Ricks said, ‘I don’t need to say what a wrench leaving Sevenoaks will be, but the opportunity to bring the experience I have gained here to a different school in a different part of the country where I have connections is really exciting. I will be sad, but proud, to leave an outstanding team of staff here at Sevenoaks to continue to deliver the school’s unique vision.’
The Chair of Governors, Mr Nicholas Gould, said, ‘Academic and co-curricular excellence and innovation have been the hallmark of Dr Ricks’ leadership, together with the creation of a raft of superb new facilities, and a growing number of assisted places supported by a successful philanthropic ethos. The Governors all feel much gratitude to Dr Ricks for her exceptional service to Sevenoaks School.’
The Governors are now engaging in the process of selecting a new Head.
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