King’s School appoints new head teacher

Gary Longman, head teacher at The King's School, Peterborough, who is due to retire at the end of the summer term.
Gary Longman, head teacher at The King's School, Peterborough, who is due to retire at the end of the summer term.
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Thursday 1pm: A new head teacher has been appointed at the King’s School in Peterborough.

The school has revealed that Darren Ayling, who is currently the Senior Deputy Head (Academic) at the Ipswich School in Suffolk, will take up the role in September.

Mr Ayling (48) will take over from Gary Longman, who is retiring from the post after 20 years service.

A spokesperson for the school said: “Governors are delighted to announce that an offer has been accepted by Darren Ayling to join the King’s School as its new Headteacher with effect from September 2014.

“Mr Ayling is 48 years old, he is married to Jane, a teacher of geography in the maintained school sector, and has two sons, Tom (19) studying at Warwick University and George (14) currently studying for GCSEs.

“We look forward to Mr Ayling joining The King’s School family in September.”