Yesterday, Forest Preparatory School announced a very exciting change. At the start of the new academic year, in September 2021, Rick and Graeme will be switching roles! Current Headmaster, Rick Hyde, will take up the role of Deputy Headmaster and Year Five Teacher, whilst current Deputy Headmaster, Graeme Booth, will step into the headship.
Both Mr Hyde and Mr Booth have been in their roles at Forest Preparatory School since 2009. Mr Hyde was previously Head of School, when Forest Preparatory School was under joint headship with Forest Park Preparatory School, in nearby Sale; whilst Mr Booth, a former pupil of the school, previously taught in the school’s kindergarten.
Mr Hyde and Mr Booth cemented their decision, with the unanimous support of the Bellevue Education Leadership and Management Team.
Bellevue Education Director, Gregg Davies, comments: ‘Mr Hyde has been a figurehead for Forest Preparatory School, having managed several inspections where the school was found to be excellent in all regards, whilst always displaying integrity, passion and warmth. Mr Booth has worked at the school since gaining his work experience there at the age of 16, and I know he will bring his enormous energy, enthusiasm and undoubted love for the school to his new role. Both Mr Hyde and Mr Booth are remarkable senior leaders of Forest Preparatory School, and thus this decision was driven by our determination to achieve what would be the best outcome for the pupils, staff and parents of the school. We are delighted by these new appointments.’
Mr Hyde and Mr Booth look forward to taking up their new roles in September 2021.