Kingswood School announces new Senior Deputy Head and Vice Principal

Posted: 17th June 2024

Kingswood School in Bath are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Mat Chataway as the newly appointed Senior Deputy Head and Vice Principal of the Kingswood Foundation.

Following a 16 year career spanning three schools in London, Mr Chataway will be swapping West London for the West Country as he leaves his position as Deputy Head Pastoral at Latymer Upper School to start a new life in Bath from September, alongside his wife and two children, who will be joining Kingswood Prep School.

On his appointment as Senior Deputy Head, Mr Chataway commented: “From the first moment I was in touch with Kingswood, I was overwhelmed by the sense of community the school held. There was an obvious warmth and kindness throughout my interactions at every point, and it was clear that pupils and staff alike really seemed to care about school and each other.

“Bringing my love of working in education and experience in working alongside young people to this close community is what I am most excited about,” continued Mr Chataway. “Personally, having my family alongside me and settling into the community together will be an exciting challenge, and I am very much looking forward to getting to understand more about the nature of the school, experiencing first-hand what makes it such a special place.”

Headmaster and Principal of the Kingswood Foundation, Mr Andrew Gordon-Brown, said of the appointment: “We had an outstanding field of applicants for this position of Senior Deputy Head, and I am sure that Mr Chataway will be a worthy successor to Mr John Davies. The Governors and I were hugely impressed by the considerable pastoral and leadership experience that Mat will bring to complement our senior team. Mat’s personal connection to our school’s mission and identity is very strong and we very much look forward to welcoming him and his family to the Kingswood community from September.”

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