Rossall are delighted to announce that Mr Matt Turner will become Head of the Junior and Infants School from 1st September 2019. Matt is currently Head of the Boys’ Junior School at Bury Grammar and, prior to this, he was Deputy Head at Cheadle Hulme Junior School.
Matt’s professional experience is formidable and his engagement with teaching and learning truly outstanding.
The Good Schools Guide (the UKs number one school guide) stated that:
Mr Turner’s great energy and enthusiasm is infectious; in fact a passion for teaching seems to flow from every pore. Mr Turner encourages an interactive learning style and is keen on child-led learning, suggesting that staff need to be brave and flexible by letting children pursue off-curriculum questions. He nurtures their intellectual curiosity, loves his job, and has a genuinely open door policy, being keen that the relationship between parents and school is as good as it can be.
Growing up on the Fylde Coast, Matt has a real love for this part of the country and a superb understanding of Rossall’s context. Upon his appointment, Matt commented: “I am delighted to have been appointed as Rossall’s Head of the Junior and Infants School, and I am looking forward to working together with pupils, parents and staff to continue to deliver an outstanding educational offering for all.
“The sense of community and friendly atmosphere of Rossall School have already afforded my family an incredible welcome and I am thrilled to be moving back to the Fylde coast.”
Matt will be moving to Rossall School with his wife, Gemma and his son Jasper. Away from school, Matt has served as a primary school governor, in the maintained sector and enjoys watching, participating and coaching football and rugby. He often spends time exploring Anglesey with his family, and he is a lover of water sports.
Matt will be working with the current Headmistress, Mrs Katie Lee over the forthcoming months to ensure a seamless transition for the pupils and staff. Mrs Katie Lee will be taking up her new post as Director of Boarding at Rossall in September.
Matt’s clarity of vision, engaging personality and his boundless enthusiasm will no doubt ensure that Rossall’s Junior and Infants School will continue to go from strength to strength under his inspired and energetic leadership.