Keith Morrow joined Hallfield in 2018 and is the school’s 14th Head Master.
Keith has 18 years of experience as a Head and gained his first Headship at just 30 years old. He has worked as an Ofsted Additional Inspector, Education Consultant and a Reporting Inspector for the Independent Schools Inspectorate. He has held a number of school roles including the co-ordination of Mathematics, Assessment and ICT.
Keith’s biggest achievement has been to create a learning culture and a climate in all of his previous schools where teachers and children enjoyed attending and trying new things without the fear of failure.
As Head Master, Mr Morrow continues to build on the successes of the Hallfield’s ‘outstanding’ ISI inspection report by maintaining excellent standards in every area. He is supported by Mrs Sue Bowron, Mr Richard Batchelor and Mrs Anne Oliver.
Sue Bowron is a highly qualified Chartered Accountant who has worked in the education sector for eight years.
Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1998, Sue has worked with a number of Midlands’ organisations including Cadburys Schweppes, Titan Europe and Kaplan Financial before entering the education sector.
As Director of Finance and Operations, Sue has oversight of financial and operational management across the school, including all aspects of financial operations, human resources, strategic planning and risk and compliance at Hallfield.
Richard Batchelor joined Hallfield School in 2009 and became the school’s 13th Head Master in September 2017 for a year.
As an experienced leader respected by pupils and colleagues alike, a passionate advocate of pursuing the highest standards in every area of education, and an active Schools Inspector for the ISI (Independent Schools Inspectorate), Mr Batchelor has been instrumental in reforming the school’s curriculum over the years.
He has devised the school’s new strap line ‘Happy, Secure and Purposeful’ which builds upon the school’s previous initiatives as well as reinforcing the importance of academic progress within a secure educational environment.
A professional mountaineer and member of the Outward Bound Trust, Mr Batchelor is committed to pupils fulfilling their academic ambitions through pursuits that build their self-esteem and confidence; a by-product of the school’s effective and inspired residential programmes for those in Year 4 and Year 6.
We believe that the early years of education are fundamental to every child’s school career. Our Pre-Prep School has a vibrant atmosphere filled with laughter and fun, where children are encouraged, nurtured and motivated at every turn.
Anne Oliver, a dynamic leader who is passionate about delivering the best start to every child, oversees the management and operational day to day running of Pre-Prep.
An infant specialist at heart, she has taught all ages from two to 18 throughout her 36-year career and now leads a dedicated team of highly qualified teachers and Early Years professionals.
On a daily basis Mrs, Oliver endeavours to spend time with both children and staff by way of a class tour, conducting assemblies and handing out awards and stickers.
Since joining Hallfield School in 2014, Mrs Oliver has overseen significant changes within the department and has completely re-evaluated the school’s EYFS provision to offer more to our children, including Dance and Spanish lessons.