SUN 10TH NOV
With 24/7 learning environments, astonishingly well-equiped campus settings and phenomenal added value, no parent should rule out the boarding option.
Douglas has been Headmaster of Gresham’s School since September 2014. Gresham’s is an independent co-educational day and boarding school for children aged 2-18 set in 200 acres of countryside just four miles from breathtaking North Norfolk.
Before Gresham’s, Douglas was Headmaster at Oswestry School for 4 years and a Housemaster at Oundle where he taught Economics and Politics.
Originally from the Wirral, Douglas Robb was educated at Birkenhead School, followed by Edinburgh University and Cambridge University. He has taught in Prince Edward School Harare in Zimbabwe, Fettes College in Scotland and Loughborough Grammar School.
Anna Peak is the Deputy Head (Pastoral) at Shrewsbury School. A Geography teacher by trade, with over 20 years’ experience in UK and international schools, she joined the Shrewsbury family in 2012, as the first externally appointed Housemaster (as they were known at the time) in Shrewsbury’s history.
As well as running Mary Sidney Hall (girls’ 13-18 boarding house), she was part of the team that successfully launched full co-education at Shrewsbury School. Anna was also responsible for the development of a contemporary Personal and Social Development curriculum and raising the profile of the subject within the whole school agenda.
In addition to her day-to-day role, Anna is a school Governor, a member of the Independent Schools Inspectorate, and delivers HMC Pastoral training. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and scuba diving in warm water with fast currents.
Head of St. Edmund's Canterbury, Edward O’Connor read History at Peterhouse, Cambridge. This was followed by an MPhil in International Relations at Jesus College, Oxford. Edward then worked for five years in the international financial sector in London.
He left the City in 2000 and switched careers to teaching. Edward has worked in four leading independent schools as a teacher of History and Politics, an academic Head of Department and a Director of Sixth Form. In 2012, he completed an MEd in Educational Leadership and School Improvement at his previous employer, The Perse Upper School in Cambridge.
Edward was appointed Deputy Head at St Edmund’s in 2013. During his time at the school, Edward has had particular responsibility for teaching and learning, staff development and the curriculum and was Acting Head of the Junior School for one year.