Andrew Lewin will join the BSA team as Director of Training in August 2017 following the retirement of Alex Thomson OBE. Andrew is currently the Director of Development at Salisbury Cathedral School and is a former head of three boarding schools.
Robin Fletcher, Chief Executive said:
"I am pleased to announce Andrew Lewin will join the BSA team as Director of Training in August 2017 following the retirement of Alex Thomson OBE. Andrew joins us from Salisbury Cathedral School and is a former head of three boarding schools. We look forward to Andrew joining the team.
"We received a large number of high quality applications for this role and interviewed some outstanding candidates. We are grateful to all those who took the time and trouble to apply and attend interview for the post."
Andrew has spent a lifetime in boarding. Born and brought up at Oundle School, where his father was Housemaster, he started boarding at Winchester House at the age of 8, before moving to Uppingham School.
His teaching career began at a boarding preparatory school near Rugby, before he moved back to Winchester House where he ran a boarding house with his wife Debbie and became Deputy Head. He then spent 12 years as a Headmaster in three boarding preparatory schools where he had extensive experience of both ISI and Ofsted Inspections. He has spent time as an ISI Team Inspector and has been a Governor of an independent boarding school. He has also served on local safeguarding children's boards in North Yorkshire and Cheshire and has organised and delivered training for both local authorities and independent schools.
His experience of boarding extends further as a parent of boarders, as his three children have all attended boarding school. Away from work, Andrew is a keen sportsman. He is a member of the MCC, a qualified rugby referee and an avid golfer and he is currently playing veterans' hockey in Salisbury.
"I am extremely excited about joining the BSA, an organisation I have known well throughout my career. It is a tremendous opportunity to build on the very firm foundations already in place and to further develop the world class training programme that is already in place.
"Boarding offers such a fantastic experience to young people and I am committed to the strong values it promotes. The dedicated staff are such a vital part of a boarding education and they need to be supported and developed through first class training. I look forward to working with BSA member schools."