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Sad to report the death of our oldest Vice President

3 years ago By Nitin Chhibbar

Sad to report the death of our oldest Vice President

Pioneering former Headmaster of Chiswick Community School has died aged 96

Pioneering Headmaster, Mr Rory Hands
Paul Williams•
Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Rory Hands, who has died aged 96, left teaching in the independent sector, ultimately to become head of one of the country’s largest comprehensive schools. His educational vision, which centred always on the child, was ultimately realised when the school he had taken on as Chiswick County Grammar School for Boys finally became Chiswick Community School, and the flagship of the New Labour government.

Hands believed that education must be liberal and nurturing. Schools must be socially and academically inclusive; teachers must serve pupils, and schools their communities. This philosophy, heady and distinctive, was not only heartfelt but also considered, not least during a schoolmaster Fellowship at St John’s College Cambridge, and by extensive involvement with Froebel College, now part of Roehampton University

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