The Board of Directors are pleased to announce that they have appointed Mr Austen Hindman as the next Headteacher of Bishop Luffa School. Mr Hindman will take up his post on 1 September 2018. He will be only the fourth Head in the fifty-five year history of the school and his appointment follows the retirement of Nick Taunt after eighteen years of exemplary service.
Nigel Hoggarth, Chair of Directors, said, “Members of the Board of Directors were unanimous in their decision to appoint Mr Hindman. He was selected because he was the outstanding candidate at the end of a demanding two day selection process that was supported by the Diocese of Chichester.”
Austen Hindman is currently the Headteacher of Peacehaven Community School and has had a successful career in the senior leadership of schools in Portsmouth and Brighton and Hove.
Looking forward to his new appointment Mr Hindman said, “Bishop Luffa is a unique school with a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence. It is a privilege to be appointed as the fourth Headteacher in the school’s history, and I look forward to building on the strong foundations that Nick Taunt has created.”
“The strength of the school is that it is distinctly Christian but remains inclusive. In our pressurised world, it gives its students the space to develop as individuals and to build the resilience that they need to succeed.”
“I am looking forward to joining the school in September and working with the students, staff and wider community to continue the proud traditions of Bishop Luffa School”.