The Deputy Head Pastoral

Mr Jonathan Lidiard is Deputy Head Pastoral.

Jon attended boarding school, and read Classics at Oriel College, Oxford, where he earned a first-class degree. He started his teaching career as Head of Classics at St Columba’s, an HMC day school in St Albans, and from 2009 to 2021, worked at Sedbergh School, as Head of Classics and a Housemaster.

Jon is a progressive, emerging leader, who demonstrates great insight into best practice in the top schools. His first projects at Sevenoaks are supporting the school's application for the Optimus Education Wellbeing Award in Schools and launching a project with our Institute of Teaching & Learning and the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University.

Jon is a keen sportsman who runs regularly and coaches rugby.

It is a great privilege to be Deputy Head Pastoral. Sevenoaks exudes energy and ambition and provides a supportive and nurturing environment. My priority will always be the welfare and best outcomes of the students.

Deputy Head Pastoral: Mr Jonathan