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Key Languages and Arts appointments

Stonar is delighted to announce the appointment of two key members of the academic team for September.

             Stonar Samantha Aikman                        Stonar Austen OHanlon

Mrs Samantha Aikman has been appointed Head of Modern Foreign Languages. Mrs Aikman has 8 years’ experience as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, in both the state and private sectors. She also brings a further 8 years business language experience working for UK and global corporations.

Mrs Aikman is passionate about teaching languages and brings this enthusiasm and energy into the classroom.  As a Team Leader with the OCR exam board, she moderates GCSE speaking exams.  Her experience as an exam moderator will ensure that the Modern Foreign Languages department at Stonar will be fully apprised of the latest GCSE requirements and the added dimension of business language knowledge will add credibility and context for A Level students. 

“This is a very exciting time for Stonar and in particular the languages department, following the recent affiliation with the NACE group of schools,” said Mrs Aikman, who is looking forward to developing cultural awareness and raising the profile of foreign language learning across the whole school.  

Mr Austen O’Hanlon, based in Bath, has been appointed Head of Art & Photography. Mr O’Hanlon joins Stonar from Rendcomb College, Cirencester, where he was Head of Art & Photography for 7 years. He is also a practising artist whose art degrees focused on painting and photographic installation.

Art students at Stonar are set to enjoy studying under Mr O’Hanlon, who is keen to draw on his previous successes of involving schools in the wider community. These include programs for artists to exhibit their work and run workshops at the school and exhibitions of students work in public spaces outside of the school where the students are involved in the curation, promotion and presentation of their work.

“I am looking forward to leading a progressive Art and Photography department and feel privileged to join Stonar at such an exciting time in the school’s development,” said Mr O’Hanlon.

Toby Nutt, Head of Stonar said “I look forward to Mr O’Hanlon and Mrs Aikman joining Stonar’s academic staff in September. They were both outstanding candidates amongst very strong competition; both posts attracted high volumes of applicants and I am delighted that Stonar is such a popular choice for staff and pupils alike.”

Stonar, the independent school in Atworth and part of the NACE Education group, is delighted to announce the appointment of two key members of the academic team for September.

 

Mrs Samantha Aikman, of Chippenham, has been appointed Head of Modern Foreign Languages. Mrs Aikman has 8 years’ experience as a teacher of Modern Foreign Languages, in both the state and private sectors. She also brings a further 8 years business language experience working for UK and global corporations.

 

Mrs Aikman is passionate about teaching languages and brings this enthusiasm and energy into the classroom.  As a Team Leader with the OCR exam board, she moderates GCSE speaking exams.  Her experience as an exam moderator will ensure that the Modern Foreign Languages department at Stonar will be fully apprised of the latest GCSE requirements and the added dimension of business language knowledge will add credibility and context for A Level students. 

 

“This is a very exciting time for Stonar and in particular the languages department, following the recent affiliation with the NACE group of schools,” said Mrs Aikman, who is looking forward to developing cultural awareness and raising the profile of foreign language learning across the whole school.  

 

Mr Austen O’Hanlon, based in Bath, has been appointed Head of Art & Photography. Mr O’Hanlon joins Stonar from Rendcomb College, Cirencester, where he was Head of Art & Photography for 7 years. He is also a practising artist whose art degrees focused on painting and photographic installation.

 

Art students at Stonar are set to enjoy studying under Mr O’Hanlon, who is keen to draw on his previous successes of involving schools in the wider community. These include programs for artists to exhibit their work and run workshops at the school and exhibitions of students work in public spaces outside of the school where the students are involved in the curation, promotion and presentation of their work.

 

“I am looking forward to leading a progressive Art and Photography department and feel privileged to join Stonar at such an exciting time in the school’s development,” said Mr O’Hanlon.

 

Toby Nutt, Head of Stonar said “I look forward to Mr O’Hanlon and Mrs Aikman joining Stonar’s academic staff in September. They were both outstanding candidates amongst very strong competition; both posts attracted high volumes of applicants and I am delighted that Stonar is such a popular choice for staff and pupils alike.”

 

Notes for editors:

Stonar is one of the UK’s leading day and boarding schools from Nursery to Sixth Form, located 8 miles from the centre of Bath. Pupils regularly achieve outstanding results which are beyond expectations both academically and personally. As part of the NACE group of schools, Stonar has links to sister schools worldwide. With significant curriculum development in many areas, collaborations, trips and joint ventures with other NACE schools, Stonar’s pupils will gain an increasingly global education.

For more information please contact

Rebecca Whincup on 01225 701740 ext. 320     Carrie Rolls on 01225 701742.

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