After a worldwide search for a new Head of School for one of the most outstanding international schools in Spain, the International Schools Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of Chris Akin as new headmaster of The Lady Elizabeth school. Chris will take up this new post in September this year, when the secondary school’s new campus in Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell, is inaugurated – the perfect time to begin a new chapter in the life of this great school.

Regional Director of Europe, Nick Rugg, said: “Chris joins us with a wealth of international leadership experience. He is currently the Head of Beijing City International School and has previous Headship and Senior Leadership experience in countries as diverse as Peru, Indonesia, Ecuador, Paraguay and Switzerland. His wife is Peruvian and they have two teenage children. Chris was the standout candidate in our search and will be a real asset to the School, to ISP and to the whole learning agenda.”

During his interview, Chris met a cross-section of the school community, including the management team, teaching and non-teaching staff, and some of the pupils. It was a unanimous decision and everyone is looking forward to Chris and his family becoming part of the strong Lady Elizabeth family.

When asked about his new role, Chris said: “I am delighted to be joining The Lady Elizabeth School, as Head of School, this September!  During my visit for interviews I saw a thriving and very busy learning community – with wonderful and warm relationships between students and teachers, a clear and evident focus on learning and support for each and every student.  The clearest indicator of the health of a school is how happy the students and staff are to be there, and that is exactly what you find when you visit LES.  Sandra and I look forward to calling LES our home for our next exciting chapter in our lives!”

If you choose to live in one of our houses in Cumbre del Sol, you will be offering your children the opportunity to attend one of the best schools in the world, with a new headmaster who, thanks to his great experience, will help them to guarantee themselves a prosperous future.

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