PRESS RELEASE : A dynamic new Head of School at The Lady Elizabeth School

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Following a world-wide search for a new Head of School, for what is now recognised as one of the most outstanding International schools in Spain, the International Schools Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Akin to the position of Head of School at The Lady Elizabeth School.  Chris will take up his post in September this year when the fabulous new Secondary School campus opens on the Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell; the perfect time for a new chapter in the life of this great School to begin.

Regional Managing Director for Europe, Mr Nick Rugg said, “Chris joins us with a wealth of international leadership experience. He is currently the Head of Beijing City International School and has previous Headship and Senior Leadership experience in countries as diverse as Peru, Indonesia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Switzerland. His wife is Peruvian and they have two teenage children. Chris was the standout candidate in our search and will be a real asset to the School, to ISP and to the whole learning agenda.”

During his interview, Chris met a whole cross-section of the School Community, including Senior Managers, teaching and non-teaching staff as well as some of the pupils.  It was a unanimous decision and everyone is looking forward to Chris and his family becoming part of the strong Lady Elizabeth family.  When asked about his new appointment Chris said, “I am delighted to be joining The Lady Elizabeth School, as Head of School, this September!  During my visit for interviews I saw a thriving and very busy learning community – with wonderful and warm relationships between students and teachers, a clear and evident focus on learning and support for each and every student.  The clearest indicator of the health of a school is how happy the students and staff are to be there, and that is exactly what you find when you visit LES.  Sandra and I look forward to calling LES our home for our next exciting chapter in our lives!”

Opportunities to meet Chris personally will be arranged early in September. He and his family are looking forward to becoming resident in the local area during the summer.

Following a world-wide search for a new Head of School, for what is now recognised as one of the most outstanding International schools in Spain, the International Schools Partnership, is delighted to announce the appointment of Chris Akin to the position of Head of School at The Lady Elizabeth School.  Chris will take up his post in September this year when the fabulous new Secondary School campus opens on the Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell; the perfect time for a new chapter in the life of this great School to begin.

Regional Managing Director for Europe, Mr Nick Rugg said, “Chris joins us with a wealth of international leadership experience. He is currently the Head of Beijing City International School and has previous Headship and Senior Leadership experience in countries as diverse as Peru, Indonesia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Switzerland. His wife is Peruvian and they have two teenage children. Chris was the standout candidate in our search and will be a real asset to the School, to ISP and to the whole learning agenda.”

During his interview, Chris met a whole cross-section of the School Community, including Senior Managers, teaching and non-teaching staff as well as some of the pupils.  It was a unanimous decision and everyone is looking forward to Chris and his family becoming part of the strong Lady Elizabeth family.  When asked about his new appointment Chris said, “I am delighted to be joining The Lady Elizabeth School, as Head of School, this September!  During my visit for interviews I saw a thriving and very busy learning community – with wonderful and warm relationships between students and teachers, a clear and evident focus on learning and support for each and every student.  The clearest indicator of the health of a school is how happy the students and staff are to be there, and that is exactly what you find when you visit LES.  Sandra and I look forward to calling LES our home for our next exciting chapter in our lives!”

Opportunities to meet Chris personally will be arranged early in September. He and his family are looking forward to becoming resident in the local area during the summer.