9th January 2019 — The Principals of Northwood Schools, Sir Malcolm and Lady Colquhoun, are delighted to welcome Clive Smith-Langridge as the fifth Headmaster of Northcote Lodge.
Clive welcomed pupils and their families on the first day of term, chatting and shaking hands with parents at the school gates. He had previously attended the school Open Day in October, meeting many current and prospective families.
Clive, an outstanding educator and leader, joins us from Packwood Haugh with his wife Sally, who will have responsibilities such as front of house events and the school’s charity work. His personal educational philosophy can be summarised as: “the whole child is the whole point”, which aptly encapsulates what Northcote Lodge is all about.
Clive commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to have finally joined the Northwood Schools’ family. My passion is educating the whole child: academic rigour, a focus on traditional manners, outstanding extra-curricular opportunities, holistic pastoral care and, perhaps most importantly, running a school that allows the boys to be happy.”