David Tongue replaces Martyn Hales who retires after ten years in role.St George’s British International School, Rome, has appointed David Tongue as its new principal, replacing Martyn Hales who will retire at the end of 2018 following a decade in the role and 37 years' service as a teacher at St George’s.
Tongue joins St George’s from Brighton College Bangkok where he was responsible for leading the start-up, growth and academic development of two international campuses of Brighton College, in the UAE and Thailand.
Prior to joining the Brighton College group, Tongue was head of the Falkland Islands Community School and before that he held a senior role at Runnymede College in Madrid. He has a background in teaching geography and began his career in the UK in 1999.
A statement from St George's described Tongue's appointment as representing an "ambitious and exciting new chapter" for the school, reinforcing its "commitment to inclusiveness and academic excellence."
St George’s British International School was founded in 1958 to serve the demand for a British-style education amongst Rome’s expat community. Today the school educates 860 children from 77 countries across its two campuses. Pupils at St George’s follow the UK national curriculum culminating in (I)GCSE examinations at the end of Year 11 (age 16). In the final two years of study, students undertake the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).
The school’s main campus is at La Storta, in north Rome, which caters for ages three to 18. Last year St George’s opened a new Junior School site for ages 3 to 11 at Via di S. Maria Mediatrice, close to the Vatican.
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