The head master of Immanuel College is to retire from his role at the end of the Autumn term, it has been announced.
Gary Griffin will step down following four years in charge of the Bushey school, after overseeing improved grade and an ‘excellent’ record according to the inspectorate.
The College’s Board thanked him for his “impressive stewardship”, including during the global pandemic, while announcing that Michael Buchanan will take over as interim head.
Praising Griffin for “modernising policies, procedures and facilities whilst recruiting high quality staff and restructuring the Senior Team”, the College said finding a permanent replacement is “not an easy task”, but the process has already begun.
Joining on 1 January 2022, Buchanan was previously Head Master at Ashford School and Senior Deputy Head at Highgate School.
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