The Headmaster of Oswestry School has announced the appointment of a new Deputy Head from September 2020.
Mrs Lyndsay Lang is a graduate of the University of Nottingham where she did an MSci in Chemistry. Originally a Chemical Marketing Manager on ExxonMobil’s Graduate Development Programme, Lyndsay soon discovered her passion lay more in helping people and, after trying out teaching in Sydney during an 18-month overseas trip, she realised her future lay in education.
Head of Chemistry at three different schools, two in the South West of England and then, most recently, in Italy, Mrs Lang was also Deputy Head (Academic and Co-Curricular) of Exeter School for four years. Here she gained the experience of working within both the maintained and independent sectors, teaching in both selective, and non-selective, environments. An active person, Lyndsay has always been heavily involved in extra-curricular activities and has run the Duke of Edinburgh programme, been an Army officer within the CCF, trained pupils for the Ten Tors challenge and taken pupils climbing.
Lyndsay is married to Ryan Lang and has a step-daughter called Maisy, aged sixteen, and a 6 year old Labrador retriever called Benson.
Mrs Lang’s appointment follows the announcement that current Deputy Head, Miss Alison Sefton, will move to take up the role of Headmistress of the Norwich High School for Girls in September 2020.
Lyndsay commented, “I was originally attracted to the position because of the location of the school; Shropshire is such a beautiful area. The school’s motto, We learn not for School, but for life aligns completely with my philosophy of education and developing pupils into happy, rounded individuals is very much in line with my view on how a school should be.
“As deputy head I want Oswestry School to be the school of choice for young people and their parents, both locally and overseas. I want it to be the place where pupils make the best possible progress during their time with us; in terms of their academic achievement, their skills, and their wellbeing, ensuring they develop into confident young adults who will thrive on leaving school.”