Following a distinguished career spanning 30 years as a member of staff at Christ College, including serving as Deputy Head from 2004 to January 2016, old Breconian, Simon Spencer, was appointed as the Founding Head of King Henry VIII School in Malaysia in 2017. KH8, as it is known, was established as a sister school to CCB and its ethos, curriculum and even some of its buildings are modelled on Christ College. Simon was the obvious choice to translate these characteristics of CCB to its younger sister school and he has been in Malaysia since 2015 establishing KH8. This included the significant task of appointing a full complement of staff as well as ensuring the teaching, sporting, cultural and boarding facilities are of the highest international standards. Since the opening of KH8 in 2018, Simon has worked tirelessly to build both the number of pupils at the school (now at over 500 and increasing) and its growing reputation in Malaysia and the region for high academic standards and the personal development of its pupils. After five years successfully establishing KH8 as a fully operational school, Simon has decided that now is the time for him to stand down as its Head. We wish Simon all the very best for future after a long and distinguished career as a well-liked teacher and highly respected Head.
The search has begun to find his replacement with Steve Capon, the current Deputy head Pastoral at KH8, appointed as the Interim Head with immediate effect.
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