The Team Peter Bodkin

Senior Advisor

Peter has run a large number of highly successful Headship Appointment projects to a wide variety of schools. His powerful background brings great wisdom and experience to the process.

Peter studied Botany at St Andrews University before completing a PhD in Freshwater Ecology. His first teaching post was at Bradfield College where he was also a Housemaster. In 1994, Peter was appointed Head of Tettenhall College, a post he held for 16 years until 2010, including a year’s service as Chairman of The Society of Heads.

After leaving headship in 2010, Peter took on a number of high profile roles within the sector. He became the General Secretary of The Society of Heads and served on the Board of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and the Board of the Independent Schools Teacher Induction Panel (IStip). As General Secretary, he worked closely with Heads and Governors providing help and guidance across a range of issues. He also gained experience in assisting Governors with headship appointments and served as a Governor of an Academy himself.

“A top class combination of professional expertise, intimate knowledge of the field, tact, sensitivity, administrative efficiency and great teamwork. Easily the best support of its kind that we have received in recent years.”

Tim PalmerChair of Governors, St Paul's Girls' School