News from The Kings of Wessex Academy

Heads Together!

13th July, 2017 by Jude Owens

There was a unique historical moment this week at Kings when three of the four Heads were all together at the same time.

Chris Richardson is on his last week in post before his retirement from next Wednesday 19 July 2017 after nearly 23 years of headship. But also with him was his predecessor Keith Herring, who was the second Head of Kings in post from 1975 until the end of 1994 when Mr Richardson assumed the position in the following January.

Also by their side was Gavin Ball, who takes up the post as Executive Headteacher from September and clearly has big boots to fill; but with an inspiring vision to continue the work of the Academy and the Wessex Learning Trust to provide the best education for the children of the Cheddar Valley.

All three Heads survive Harry Broome, the first Headmaster of the new Kings of Wessex Secondary Modern School, which opened on the present site in 1964 and who sadly passed away five years ago.

Watch out for the final interview with Mr Richardson to follow next week…