Neil Enright appointed as next Headmaster

Neil Enright appointed as next Headmaster

The Governors of Queen Elizabeth’s School have appointed Neil Enright, currently Deputy Headmaster at QE, to succeed John Marincowitz on his retirement at the end of this academic year. Mr Enright will therefore become the 40th Headmaster of the School in September 2011.

“When the Chairman announced Mr Enright’s appointment to the staff their spontaneous applause spoke volumes,” says Dr Marincowitz. “I too felt enormously relieved by this welcome news, secure in the knowledge that the School will be in very capable hands. Having overseen key strategic developments here during recent years, Mr Enright is well known and ideally placed to lead the School from strength to strength in the next stage of its development.”

Having grown up locally, Mr Enright attended The John Lyon School in Harrow, where he was Deputy Head Boy. After leaving in 1996, he went on to St John’s College, Oxford, to read Geography and subsequently took his Post Graduate Certificate of Education teaching qualification at the University of London’s Institute of Education.

His first teaching post, in 2000, was at St Gregory’s RC Science College, Kenton, where he not only taught Geography but was also Gifted & Talented Co-ordinator and the college’s Co-ordinator for the Government’s Excellence in Cities programme.

Then, in September 2002, Mr Enright came to QE. Before his most recent position as Deputy Head, he has been Head of Geography, Head of Year and Assistant Head. His roles and duties have included deputising for the Headmaster in his absence and being responsible for teaching & learning, for assessment and for staffing (recruitment, development & retention). In addition, he has overseen the School’s marketing and contributed to the strategic development of IT systems.

Mr Enright was awarded his National Professional Qualification for Headship in 2007 and an MBA, from the Institute of Education, in November last year, with a dissertation on ‘Growing your own’ leadership in a context of change.

He is an interview panel member for undergraduate geography applicants to St Hilda’s College and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and undertakes various roles for the University of Hertfordshire’s Faculty of Education. His other current voluntary roles include being a local authority-nominated governor at Longfield Junior School, Harrow.