Seldon to become university head

The BBC is reporting that high-profile independent school head teacher Sir Anthony Seldon is to become vice-chancellor of the University of Buckingham…

He will become head of the private university in the autumn, after leaving Wellington College….

He says he wants Buckingham to be a “pioneering academic institution”.

Sir Anthony has been one of the most high-profile head teachers, advocating ideas that ranged from the use of meditation to the importance of learning Mandarin as a language of the modern global economy.

He has argued for schools to help pupils guard against stress and pressure, calling for lessons in “mindfulness” and “stillness”.

And he argued for stronger links between private and state sectors, setting up an academy school, Wellington Academy, sponsored by Wellington College, in Berkshire…

Sir Anthony, who will succeed Terence Kealey as vice-chancellor, will take over one of the UK’s few private universities with degree awarding powers…



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