Rossall appoints new Head

The Council of Rossall School are delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Jeremy Quartermain as the school’s new Head from 1st August 2018.

Jeremy is currently Deputy Head (Academic) at Brentwood School. He was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School before studying for a history degree at Peterhouse, Cambridge University. He completed an M.Phil. in medieval history at Trinity College, Dublin, where he also tutored undergraduates within the department. Following a period of teaching English overseas, Jeremy completed his PGCE at the University of East Anglia.

Appointed to teach history and classical civilisation at Gresham’s School in 2007, Jeremy was subsequently appointed Head of Sixth Form in 2010. In this role he was responsible for the day-to-day running and strategic development of the Sixth Form.

Appointed Deputy Head (Academic) at Brentwood School in 2013, Jeremy has worked hard to ensure that each and every pupil is supported to become the very best version of themselves, through the provision of a dynamic and exciting curriculum, excellent pastoral care and an intellectually challenging and culturally vibrant environment.

He has continued to work as a freelance educator for the Holocaust Educational Trust and, more recently, he became a compliance inspector for independent schools.

As a committed lifelong learner, Jeremy takes every opportunity to inspire a love of learning in young people, and he has a particularly keen interest in the use of digital technology to support outstanding teaching and learning within the classroom and beyond.

Jeremy’s strong advocacy of well-being and mental health provision evolves from a personal understanding that young people’s journey to adulthood is often challenging and this is coupled with a strong belief that, essentially, we are all works in progress.

Away from school, Jeremy has served as a primary school governor in the maintained sector and enjoys music, gardening and reading.

A keen musician, Jeremy attended the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and was a member of the National Youth Wind Orchestra. Jeremy is married to Fiona, who hails from County Galway and has taught at both primary and secondary level.

Jeremy’s greatest delight is his family, and Fiona and he are immeasurably proud of their three daughters Alicia (6), Caitlin (5) and Teigan (1).

Reflecting upon his appointment, Jeremy stated, “It is an honour and privilege to be chosen to serve this wonderful school and, as a family, we are looking forward to joining this incredibly warm and welcoming community on the Fylde coast. I am committed to building upon the excellent work of Ms Elaine Purves and my ambition for the school and my commitment to each and every member of this community is boundless.”

Current Head, Ms Elaine Purves, will leave Rossall School in August, following a 5-year post, to take up another headship in Brussels, Belgium.