Miss Jean Walker, Chair of Governors, is delighted to announce that Mr David Newberry has been appointed as the next Head of Sunninghill Prep School, taking effect from September 2022.
David is currently Deputy Head at Bede’s Prep School, a thriving IAPS school on the Sussex coast. Originally a Dorset man, David grew up on Portland before moving to London in his early twenties. David worked for a number of years for a Homeless Charity and also for the Prison Service but his time working as an English teacher in the Czech Republic made him realise that teaching, and working with children, was the career he wanted to pursue.
He completed a degree in psychology and education in 1999, at the University of Surrey and then undertook a Graduate Teacher Programme where he qualified as a teacher in 2003. It was in London that he met his wife Tammy, and they had their son Max – now seventeen. Once Max was born, the family moved back to the West Country where David taught for 8 years in a village school in Somerset before moving into the Independent Sector where he has remained.
Further career progression took him to Eastbourne, to Bede’s Prep, as their Housemaster, before he was promoted to Deputy Head and Head of Boarding.