New Deputy Head of Pedagogy to drive All-Round Teaching and Learning Educational Philosophy at King’s
Wednesday, 6 April 2017
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King’s College is pleased to have appointed Melissa Irving as its Deputy Head – Pedagogy.

This is a newly created role to further the College’s commitment to “providing the best all round education it is possible to attain”. With a commitment to student achievement, Melissa is responsible for ensuring that the College’s current and future staff are professionally supported and developed to ensure students are receiving the best possible learning experience in the best possible learning environment.

Melissa joins King’s from Macleans College where she was Deputy Principal for the past 10 years. With more than 20 years’ experience in the education sector, her career has seen her lead a wide range of portfolios including teaching and learning, professional development, pastoral care, guidance, curriculum, assessment and digital technologies.

Headmaster Simon Lamb says Melissa is well-equipped to take on the new role.

“The College is lucky to have someone of Melissa’s calibre take on this role as we seek to further develop our All-Round Teaching and Learning Educational Philosophy at King’s,” says Simon.

“Melissa models the values the College seeks to promote in its staff and students and is determined to ensure that students benefit from receiving an all-round education. We look forward to the progress Melissa will make throughout her time with us.”

Melissa has just completed her first term at King’s and acknowledges the clear direction King’s is taking to further strengthen teaching and learning at the College as it seeks to provide the best all-round education it is possible to obtain.

“I am really looking forward to working with the King’s community to ensure we have a cohesive teaching and learning model that speaks to, and resonates with, everyone at the College, from our students, to their parents and guardians, our teaching staff and through to our wider community,” says Melissa.

“As we continue to work within an increasingly fast developing educational landscape, it is imperative that we have the right professional enrichment for our staff to ensure we are growing their capabilities in the classroom. This will ultimately ensure we continue to lift student outcomes.”

“I have always believed that the potential to have an impact on a young person’s life as an educator knows no bounds,” says Melissa.

The Deputy Head - Pedagogy is a member of the Educational Leadership Team which also comprises of a Deputy Head - Achievement, Deputy Head - Curriculum, Deputy Head – Pastoral, and the Headmaster.

Click here to view full profiles of our Educational Leadership Team.

Find out more about our All-Round Educational Philosophy here.