General, Teachers, Schools 22 October 2021

ISEB appoints new Chair

ISEB is delighted to announce the appointment of Wendy Griffiths to be the new Chair of the Board of Directors after a wide-ranging search for a successor for Durell Barnes. Wendy has had a distinguished career in the independent sector. Currently Head of Tudor Hall School in Oxfordshire, she has served on five prep school governing bodies, has been a member of the Executive of the Girls Schools Association, a team inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate and was for many years on the Executive Committee of the Boarding Schools Association (BSA). As BSA Chair she oversaw the appointment of the first CEO from outside education and a period of considerable development, diversification, and expansion. Wendy is a scientist and before taking up headship focused on the development of teaching and learning in roles as a head of department, head of sixth form and deputy head. She takes up the role of chair in February 2022.

Wendy Griffiths said on her appointment: “I am looking forward to this new challenge and delighted to be working with Julia Martin. I was inspired by Julia’s vision for ISEB when I met her as part of the recruitment process, and I will do all I can to support her in delivering her visionary strategy. It is an exciting time for ISEB, and I am thrilled to be involved.”

Julia Martin, the recently appointed CEO of ISEB said: “I am absolutely delighted to welcome Wendy to ISEB and very excited to work with her. We both share a vision for promoting positive impact, equity and innovation in education and assessment. Wendy’s experience of diversification and expansion strategies will be immensely valuable, as we aim to situate ISEB at the heart of the sector, supporting schools, teachers, parents and pupils with innovative, equitable assessments, educational services and resources with genuine impact.”

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