New head at college

Kevin Gaiderman, headteacher of Selston Arts and Community College.
Kevin Gaiderman, headteacher of Selston Arts and Community College.

Kevin Gaiderman is relishing exciting challenges in his role as headteacher of Selston Arts and Community College.

The 47 year old has joined the college after five years as deputy head at Bournside School and Sixth Form Centre, in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, where significant rapid improvements in student achievement and attainment have taken place in recent years.

Mr Gaiderman said the opportunity to be part of a new team, taking the school forward, was one he could not ignore.

“Schools are going through transition with new curriculum announcements eagerly anticipated but also significant funding issues inevitably affecting the opportunities available to fully develop our youngsters,” he said.

Mr Gaiderman is optimistic but also realistic about the potential for new school facilities becoming available under Government funding arrangements.

“The students at Selston Arts and Community College deserve the very best and that is what we will strive to achieve,” he added.

Mr Gaiderman said: ‘I am extremely heartened by the warm welcome and initial response from both students and staff. We will work together to continue moving the college forward in all aspects of its work.

“I want to build on the excellent foundations laid by the previous head, Di Stendall, and am very impressed with the commitment and dedication of all staff at the college.”

Mr Gaiderman, originally from Worcester, went to the Royal Grammar School and then studied PE and Mathematics at St Paul’s and St Mary’s College before gaining his Master’s Degree in Education Leadership and Management at the Open University.

He is a keen sportsman. He represented England students at rugby and continues to enjoy golf, swimming and trips to the gym.