25 Nov 2019
Following a thorough process with a large number of outstanding applications, I am delighted to announce the appointment of Mr Jeremy Harper as Head of Primary at Derby High School. He will take up the position next September at the start of the 2020/21 academic year.
Jeremy has a wealth of teaching and leadership experience gained at highly successful independent and state maintained schools. Jeremy is currently Deputy Head at Ranby House School, a position he has held since September 2015. Prior to this he was at the Elms as a Year 6 class teacher, Head of Boys’ Games, Key Stage 2 Pastoral Leader and Key Stage 2 Academic Leader, Director of Studies and latterly Acting Deputy Head.
Jeremy grew up in Mickleover, attending John Port, going on to Nottingham Trent University where he obtained a BA (Hons) in Primary Education.
He has a keen interest in sports, playing to county level in his younger years, whilst teaching and coaching children throughout his career.
Mrs Rachel Youngman will continue as Acting Head of Primary for the remainder of this academic year.