Starting September 2023
We are delighted to announce that Ben Powell has been appointed Deputy Head (Pastoral) with effect from September 2023. In a crowded field of highly impressive candidates, Ben’s empathy, compassion, dynamism, and bold ambition for the school communities that he has served, shone through. We were impressed by his strategic vision and his very clear desire to invest in all aspects of life here at Rossall. Moreover, members of our Sixth Form student panel were most impressed by him.
Ben is from New South Wales and attended St Ignatius’ College in Sydney. He holds degrees from the University of New England and the University of Cambridge. He has taught religious studies and theology at St Benedict’s School, Ealing and St Edmund’s College, Ware. He is currently enjoying a second stint at Stonyhurst. Over the course of his career he has variously held the positions of Head of Sixth Form, PSHE Coordinator and head of department. Ben is also a deputy designated safeguarding lead.
For a number of years, Ben has served as a primary school governor in Cambridge and he is currently the Head Coach for the England Touch Rugby Women’s Team having previously been President of the European Federation of Touch (2015-19). Ben is married to Caroline, who is a secondary English teacher, and they have three young children. We look forward to welcoming them to Rossall during the summer. Ben writes:
‘We are very excited to be joining the Rossall community. Along with my wife Caroline, and children Henry (3) and Emily and Max (both 10 months), I am looking forward to September and the opportunity to fully immerse ourselves in the life of Rossall. I feel very privileged to be appointed to this important role and I cannot wait to start.’
This is an exciting appointment and Ben is an outstanding educator who will ensure that our reputation for outstanding pastoral care is sustained well into the future.
Headmaster of Rossall School