McDermott will commence his employment with the school in January 2021, it has been announced.
Mr McDermott was educated at St Wilfrid’s School in Sussex. From there he went on to La Saint Union College, Southampton where he studied Theology. He completed his teacher training at the Institute of Education (University of London) and has taught in 4 secondary schools: Cardinal Newman, Hove, St James High School, Stockport, St Anne’s, Southampton and St Gregory’s, Bath.
Currently, he is Director of Pastoral Care at St Gregory’s School which was judged ‘outstanding’ by OFSTED (2013) and the Diocese of Clifton (2019). In 2010 he completed a Master’s Degree in Education (University of Bath).
Mr McDermott is a keen golfer, enjoys gardening and reading. He is married with 3 children and is a practising Catholic.