Mr David R Gajadharsingh: BSc (Hons), PGCE, CPhys, MInstP, NPQH

David Gajadharsingh did his first degree in Aeronautical Engineering and then went on to study for his PGCE at Oxford University. He started his teaching career at Peers School in Blackbird Leys, Oxford. He left teaching for a brief sojourn with Glaxo Pharmaceuticals in their sales and marketing department before returning to the profession with Collingham Tutorial College in London in 1990. He was appointed as a Physics teacher and Head of Year at Aylesbury Grammar school in 1991. In 1997 he secured the post of Head of Physics at Millfield School in Somerset and while in post was also asked to take on the role as Head of Year (Sixth Form), in which he was responsible for the academic and pastoral welfare of some 340 students. David was appointed as Deputy Headmaster of King Edward VI Grammar School in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2003. During his time at KES, Stratford, David was responsible for both the pastoral and academic dimensions of the school. In the school’s last OfSTED inspection during David’s tenure, Leadership and Management was rated as ‘Outstanding’. David has always been involved in playing and teaching sport and has gained county, national and international honours in fencing. At Oxford he was awarded a fencing ‘Blue’ and he has run clubs in fencing, football, basketball, badminton, table tennis and cricket during his teaching career.

David was born in Trinidad & Tobago. At the age of three his family left the Caribbean island. They moved first to Dublin, (his mother is Irish), and then on to London where he attended Burlington Danes Comprehensive School in Shepherd’s Bush. David is married to Gabi and they have two daughters.