We’re delighted to announce Mr Richard Pickersgill as the new dean of our Pathways School.
Richard comes to us from Haileybury, Australia’s largest independent school which has four campuses in Melbourne, one campus in Darwin and an international campus just outside Beijing. His most recent role within Haileybury was deputy principal. Prior to this, Richard held a number of positions over an 18-year career at the school, including the head of senior school across multiple campuses and teacher of VCE English, Psychology and Philosophy.
During his time at Haileybury, Richard established a VCE-in-China program, which has since expanded into East Timor and the Philippines. He was also involved in the strategic planning and implementation of Haileybury’s expanded education programs across Melbourne and in Darwin and Beijing. In addition, Richard spent time providing pastoral leadership as a Head of House, so brings plenty of experience working with a diversity of students and cultures.
Richard completed a Master of Education at the University of Melbourne in 2016, supplementing previous tertiary studies in English literature, psychology, sociology and philosophy.
Richard has a passion for student wellbeing and development and hopes to continue creating a safe and stimulating environment to promote success among our students. He also believes in empowering individuals to make their own choices and building productive teams among both staff and students.
Richard will start with us on 7 January 2019 and we look forward to welcoming him into the Trinity community.