Simon O'Malley, Headmaster, Thomas' School Battersea (from September 2017)


With a quarter of children each year classed as summer-born, what support do independent schools have in place to ensure they reach their full potential?

Simon O’Malley will become Head at Thomas’s Battersea in September 2017.  Previously, Simon was Headmaster at Wellesley House in Broadstairs, Kent.  He grew up in Scotland and around the world and was educated at The Oratory, Reading, before reading English Language and Literature at Aberdeen University.  Simon began his teaching career at The Banda School in Nairobi, before moving to Beaudesert Park, Gloucestershire as Deputy Head in 1997 after three years at Newland House in Twickenham.  His experience is grounded in the co-educational sector within schools that have high academic aspirations and a strong co-curricular outlook.  He has been a governor of an independent school and led IAPS and BSA conferences and seminars.  Simon is married to Katy, who is also a teacher.  They have two grown up children.