We are delighted to announce the appointment of the first permanent Principal of RSSKL, Mr Martin Blain.
A graduate of Queen Elizabeth’s School in Barnet and the University of Cambridge, Martin also has a PGCE and NPQH from London and a MPhil from Middlesex University in which he researched the factors that motivate school pupils to achieve.
“I am absolutely thrilled to be appointed to lead RSSKL. I have always been passionate about the education of the whole child and I believe that this school and the Steiner curriculum offer the perfect balance between academic achievement and a nurturing, holistic environment – my aim is for this to be known as the perfect place to learn.”
Martin joins us from Immanuel College in Bushey where he has held a number of different positions including Deputy Head and Chief Operating Officer.
He has also been working on school improvement projects in many schools in North London over the past few years. This extensive knowledge and understanding of school improvement at all stages from primary to sixth form in both state and private sector will be a major benefit to RSSKL.
Martin will be in school frequently over the next 10 weeks and will formally take the Principalship on August 20th. Soon after half term we will invite all parents to the school for a Parents Information Evening to meet Martin and to receive an update on our current projects.
Martin has been a teacher for 25 years. He has worked in many schools including two years as a VSO (Volunteer Service Overseas) teacher in East Africa. We are all delighted that he is to be our first permanent Principal.
“I have a passion for education and have taken huge pride in seeing my students flourish and grow,” he said, “My aim is to create active world citizens who have the ability and determination to make a real difference and I believe strongly that with its strong Steiner curriculum RSSKL is the ideal school to achieve that.
Martin is married and has three children of primary school age and lives in North London. He enjoys travel, skiing, music and walking up steep mountains.
Tim Byford Peter Harrington