Pastoral Leader of the Year
Luke Ramsden (1999, History) was awarded the Pastoral Leader of the Year award this year by the NAPCE (National Association for Pastoral Care in Education).
His nomination stated, “Luke has been responsible for developing outstanding safeguarding and pastoral practice at St Benedict’s School and has introduced a range of initiatives that have promoted the safety and wellbeing of pupils. This has included successful campaigns to tackle bullying, peer-on-peer abuse and mental health issues where Luke has made use of accurate data to identify, predict and effectively target problems. Luke is also the Chair of a Safeguarding Advisory Panel for The Safeguarding Company that provides expert advice and is regularly invited to speak at safeguarding events and conferences. His contribution to the development of effective safeguarding and pastoral practice has been truly outstanding.”
He is senior deputy headmaster and senior safeguarding lead at St Benedict’s School in Ealing, having started his teaching career at Tonbridge School where he was head of history and then a housemaster at Ampleforth College before moving to Ealing. He also has experience of headship, having been appointed Acting Head of St Benedict’s Junior School in Michaelmas 2021.
Luke was interviewed by Authority magazine about how to be a highly effective teacher. You can read the interview online.
Published: 18 May 2022