Farlington appoints new Deputy Head for the Autumn Term 2021

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5 May 2021

We are delighted to announce that Mrs Philippa Adams has been appointed as the new Deputy Head of Farlington School from September 2021.

Mrs Adams is joining us from St Edmund’s School, Hindhead, where, as the Deputy Head (Senior Academic) she has worked closely with the Headmaster in recent years, leading on the founding and development of the new and successful co-educational Senior School. In particular, she has played an instrumental role in curriculum development and improvement across both Prep and Senior. Mrs Adams has previously served as Head of English and Director of Studies in her time at the school and is also a serving School Governor for a Hampshire Primary School. She will bring a wealth of both academic and pastoral experience with her.

Mrs Adams earned a first-class degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Liverpool. She also holds a Master’s degree in Issues in Modern Culture from University College London, as well as a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management from the University of Nottingham. She is passionate about creative writing, belonging to two writing groups, as well as enjoying reading and yoga. She is also a keen sailor and enjoys the great outdoors and outdoor pursuits such as cycling, kayaking and tennis. She is married, has two sons and a dog, and lives locally.

Upon her appointment, Mrs Adams said, "Farlington School appeals to me because of the focus on opportunity, individuality and community, and the emphasis that is placed on pastoral care and individual development for every student. I am delighted to accept the post of Deputy Head at Farlington, and I am really looking forward to joining the school at such an exciting time, as Farlington becomes fully co-educational from September 2021."

Mr James Passam, Farlington's new Headmaster from September 2021, says, "I am absolutely delighted that Mrs Adams will be joining our new Leadership Team as Deputy Head. She has a strong understanding of, and a clear commitment to, educational excellence for all students, and is passionate in providing outstanding outcomes for all children across our full age range and curriculum. She joins Farlington School with a strong track record of leading teachers’ professional development, leading on improvement in schools, and inspiring young people.”

We expect to be able to provide further exciting updates shortly as the new Senior Leadership Team for 'Farlington September 2021' is confirmed.