Heads of Departments
An short introduction from some of our Heads of Departments.
Director of Music
Mr Robin Newton
Mr Newton, a scholar of Gonville and Caius College Cambridge and a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music, spent the early part of his career as a freelance conductor. He has conducted some of the best opera companies and orchestras in the world, including Welsh National Opera, Bergen National Opera, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the English Chamber Orchestra to name a few! He now transmits his infectious enthusiasm to Music onto our students!
Head of Art
Miss Sarah Mould
Miss Mould has been leading the Art & Design Department at Henry’s for over seventeen years. She studied her degree in Fashion Textile Design at the Institute of Art & Design in Birmingham. Miss Mould worked in the field of Interior Design & Architecture for a number of years before entering the teaching profession. Her wider interests in the visual arts have led to consultation on arts events and exhibitions.
Head of Drama
Miss Gracey Spring
Miss Spring is our passionate, dedicated and creative Head of Drama, who has extensive experience of both direction and performance. She continues her performance career outside of school with numerous semi-professional dramatic groups, whilst her directing CV includes Les Miserables, Romeo and Juliet, Little Mermaid, Into the Woods and Little Women to name a few!
Director of Sport
Mr Jon Fitt
Mr Fitt, Director of Sport at King Henry VIII has a student international rugby and cricket pedigree, which has allowed passion and knowledge to be imbedded within all teams at KHVIII. He is also Head of Talent ID and an elite rugby academy coach with Wasps RFC, so is able to see beyond the current and look at the future athlete inside as King Henrys offers an environment to grow, nurture and develop. He pioneered the introduction of the S&C Healthy Wellbeing Programme at Henry’s and has extensive experience of international school sports tours.
Director of Outdoor Education
Mrs Jo Jones
Mrs. Jones is an experienced mountaineer, qualified Mountain Leader and a teacher and leader of Outdoor Education and DofE, who has been Director of Outdoor Education & DofE Manager at King Henry’s for the past few years. She has led many expeditions and trips in the UK and abroad and she has a passion for educating our young people and inspiring them to aspire in life and the outdoors. INSPIRE-ASPIRE!