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Leading music scholar and educator appointed Immanuel College head teacher

Dr Millan Sachania is a familiar figure to those in the Immanuel community — he was the school’s director of Sixth Form from 2003 to 2007, followed by four years as deputy head.

Jenni Frazer is a freelance journalist

Dr Millan Sachania is one of Britain’s leading music scholars and educators.
Dr Millan Sachania is one of Britain’s leading music scholars and educators.

One of Britain’s leading music scholars and educators has been appointed head teacher of Immanuel College in Bushey, and will take up his appointment in September.

Dr Millan Sachania is a familiar figure to those in the Immanuel community — he was the school’s director of Sixth Form from 2003 to 2007, followed by four years as Immanuel’s deputy head.

Dr Sachania left Immanuel to become head master of Streatham and Clapham High School in south London, and in his decade at the helm turned it into one of the most sought-after schools in the area, with academic results putting it into the top 20 percent of independent schools nationwide.

Dr Sachania, who graduated with a double first and did his doctorate in musicology at Christ’s College, Cambridge, has become a widely published music scholar and an expert on composers such as Poulenc and Stravinsky.

During his 10 years leading the Streatham school, he was a frequently published commentator on educational developments in the public and private sector. He served on the Council of UCAS (university clearing) as the representative of independent schools.

Dr Sachania says that Immanuel’s ethos, encapsulated in its motto `”Torah im Derech Eretz”, interfacing the school’s Orthodox Judaism with the modern world, is strongly embedded in his DNA from his previous service at the school. As such, he is hugely excited about returning to the Immanuel community and working with all its constituents to lead the college to new successes in the next phase of its development.

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