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Ian Bauckham


Ian Bauckham is Executive Headteacher of the Bennett Memorial Diocesan School and CEO of the Tenax Schools Trust, a multi academy trust. He was President of the Association of School and College Leaders from 2013 to 2014 and has been a Member of the South East and South London Regional Schools Commissioner’s Headteacher Board since 2014.

Ian has an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages from the University of Cambridge, and Master's degrees in Education and Philosophy.

Ian began his career in 1985, later working abroad and as a Head of Modern Languages in inner London. After leading a large school sixth form, he became a Headteacher of Bennett Memorial Diocesan School in 2004. Bennett is one of the highest achieving schools in England and has been rated Outstanding by Ofsted. It is a Teaching School and Ian is a National Leader of Education, and an Ofsted Inspector.

Bennett became an academy in 2011 and a multi academy trust in 2015. It is the sponsor of a new primary free school scheduled to open in 2016.