Mr Thomas Campbell is the newly appointed Head of Geography at King Edward’s Witley. Mr Campbell, who takes up his new position in September 2016, joins King Edward’s from Langley Park School for Boys in Kent, where he has been working for the last six years.
After graduating from Royal Holloway, University of London with a degree in Geography, Mr Campbell went on to take his PGCE at Canterbury Christchurch University before embarking upon a career in teaching at Langley Park School for Boys. Initially employed as a Teacher of Geography, he was soon fast tracked to assume the role of Assistant Head of Year and the Lead in Human Geography for KS5, as well as KS4 GCSE Geography.
In addition to his responsibilities as Head of Department at King Edward’s, Mr Campbell has also accepted a new pastoral role as Assistant Housemaster of Wakefield House, a senior boys house where he will work with the Housemaster and Matron to share responsibility for 33 boarding and 16 day boys.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Campbell says, “I am passionate about Geography and committed to demonstrating its wide ranging application to not just explaining our past but also predicting the future. Of course I am slightly biased but I genuinely believe that the subject is unique and should be recognised as a field which truly enables students to make sense of the ever changing world around them. September will represent a trio of challenges for me, firstly further enhancing the profile of Geography within the School and planning more trips for pupils, as well as starting my MA (distance learning) qualification in September, while at the same time applying my skills and experience to an Assistant Housemaster role. It’s an exciting time for me and I’m eager to get started!”