In April, Ian Tunnicliffe announced his retirement
after 36 years at the school - the last five as Headmaster. And on Monday this week, the School
Governors started the final process of selecting his replacement.
This afternoon they announced that the new Head is to be
Mr Ken Gibson:
Mr Gibson is currently Deputy Headmaster, and has been teaching at Harton School since 1984.
He was originally appointed as a Maths teacher, and over the years has progressed to Deputy
Headmaster. Mr Gibson is a first-class teacher and will take charge of a successful school.
I am sure that Mr Gibson will prove to be a sound appointment who will continue to raise standards
and results even further.
My thanks to Scott Duffy, one of the Governors and an Old Boy, for this information
- and I'm sure that all Old Boys (and Girls) will join with me in congratulating Mr Gibson on
his appointment, and in wishing him every success with the school.
In many ways, the new Head has a difficult act to follow. Together with his staff,
Mr Tunnicliffe has already raised the school to a high standard over his tenure of the post. I
have no doubts that Mr Gibson will continue this momentum, and will lead the school to becoming
an "Excellent" school within the OFSTED classification, improving even further on the
current rating of "Very Good".