Cheltenham Ladies’ College appoints new Vice Principal Academic

Dr David Gamblin has been made Vice Principal Academic at Cheltenham Ladies’ College.

Cheltenham Ladies College is a thriving day and boarding school in the South West of England. It is one of the largest school communities of boarding and day girls in Europe. The College first opened its doors in February 1854, with the purpose of providing girls with a thorough academic education. The commitment to that goal remains, balancing the College’s heritage with an openness to adaptation, and the provision of a rich holistic curriculum. Today it has approximately 850 pupils from 40 countries around the world.
The Vice Principal Academic role is a wide-ranging senior leadership position, with overall delegated responsibility for the management of teaching and learning, and for the academic and related enrichment and extension programmes.
We conducted a thorough recruitment and assessment process aimed at identifying someone who would strive to enhance the College’s academic provision through supporting staff and upholding the highest standards of excellence.
The appointed candidate was Dr David Gamblin, a Oxford-educated Chemist who has published over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, and has a number of patents to his name. Since moving into the teaching profession, he has gained significant school leadership experience and he now possesses a detailed familiarity with the ISI inspection framework, as well as deep experience of evaluating and improving the effectiveness of curriculum provision.

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