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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 11:46 am 
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Just had an email to say that Michael Roden has been appointed as Prinicpal of the Univeristy free school that opens in 2015.

Wasn't overly impressed with him or his school at Camp Hill open days but nevertheless quite a coup for the University. I'm sure this will make it even harder to get a place there :( as many people will be reassured by his appointment .


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Here's the annoucement:

On behalf of the governors of the new University of Birmingham School, I am delighted to announce the appointment of one of the country’s most outstanding headteachers to lead our flagship training school.

Michael Roden, who is currently Head of King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys in Birmingham, will join the University of Birmingham School as Principal in April 2014, in order to prepare for its opening in September 2015.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:33 pm 
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IMHO they're conflating "head of one of the most outstanding schools" into "one of the most outstanding heads". He's a nice enough bloke but you'd have to say he's hardly left his mark on CHB. Personally I hope CHB look a little wider than what I might call the "West Mids posh school mafia" for its next head, it would do no harm for it to be looked at with a fresh pair of eyes.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm 
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I found him to be alright, he was quite proud of the school and the boys. In general a loss for the school. But you're right, lets see if that can find someone to take the school no levels..It takes a skilled business person to lead a school nowadays..


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:45 pm 
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I think this is a BIG loss to CHB. Very approachable and proactive. Great coup for the University.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 3:47 pm 
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agree, MASSIVE LOSS


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 4:56 pm 
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muminbrum wrote:
Just had an email to say that Michael Roden has been appointed as Prinicpal of the Univeristy free school that opens in 2015.

Wasn't overly impressed with him or his school at Camp Hill open days but nevertheless quite a coup for the University. I'm sure this will make it even harder to get a place there :( as many people will be reassured by his appointment .



Do you know who will take his place at CHB? I know most on here are very positive about Mr Roden but he was one of the reasons we didn't choose CHB, just couldn't "gel" with him. Still, wish him all the best and interested to see who will replace him.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:47 pm 
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Yes, governors did send out an email to dps yesterday announcing his leave for April, 2014 and how he has served the KEF with distinction for 26 years: last 6 years have been as HT at CHB. Previously, he was Assistant HT at KES for 5 years. Just before that, 8 years as Deputy HT at CHB. First teaching post was at KES (1982-1990).

Won't know who will succeed him until all the interviews are done in the Spring Term.

Not good timing for us, especially as ds will be sitting his GCSEs. Yes, it is a big loss. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 8:31 pm 
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http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/news/latest ... chool.aspx


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 13, 2013 9:02 pm 
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Hopefully school will go from strength to strength (inshallah)


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