Harrow Bangkok announces New Head Master

Dear Staff, Parents, Students, Alumni and Friends,

I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jonathan (Jon) Standen as Head Master of Harrow Bangkok, to succeed Mr. Michael Farley from January 2019. Mick will continue to serve the Harrow International Group as Director of Strategic Development, establishing new schools and initiating additional services for the Group in Asia. The decision on Mr. Standen’s appointment was reached by a selection panel comprised of three of the School’s Governors and a representative from each of Harrow UK and Harrow International. With strong interest in the post, the Panel followed a rigorous process and carefully deliberated to ensure the appointment of the most suitable leader for our School’s future.

Mr. Standen has been a Head Master for over ten years and has considerable experience of leading day and boarding schools in the independent and state sectors. He read Ancient History and History at The University of Nottingham. His first Headship was at The Crypt School, a state grammar school in England, which was judged to be ‘ outstanding' by Ofsted under his leadership The Crypt then became a National Teaching School and Mr Standen was recognised as a 'National Leader of Education’. Mr Standen is currently Head Master of Plymouth College, an independent day and boarding school and a member of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC), the professional association of the world’s leading Independent schools. He is currently the Chairman of the HMC South West Division.

Speaking of his appointment, Mr. Standen said "I am absolutely delighted to have been appointed as the next Head Master of Harrow Bangkok. The Harrow name is synonymous with the highest of standards, both in the classroom and in the broader holistic sense of education, developing leadership for a better world. It will be a privilege to serve the school community and I look forward to building on Mr. Farley’s excellent work, ensuring Harrow Bangkok continues to be recognised as a world leader in teaching and learning pedagogy, providing our students with an education that is inspiring, aspirational, culturally rich, fun and 'first class' in every aspect.”

The Board of Governors looks forward to working with Mr. Standen to ensure the continuation of our School’s strong traditions of excellence in academic outcomes, pastoral support and the development of young leaders. Mr. Standen and his wife Suzie are very much looking forward to joining our community and
commencing their new lives in Thailand. Mick Farley will continue as our Executive Head Master until December 2018.

Yours sincerely,

Robert Lloyd
Acting Chairman 
Board of Governors