Ashleigh joined Caulfield Grammar in January 2012 as Head of Middle School – Caulfield Campus after six years in Singapore in an executive position as Head of Middle School at the Australian International School.
In January 2015 Ashleigh was appointed Director of Teaching and Learning at Caulfield Grammar, a critically important role across the school. In July 2016, he was then appointed as Vice-Principal. Ashleigh has distinguished himself in this role and fully appreciates and understands the breadth of operations of Caulfield Grammar School.
His experience in both primary and secondary classrooms and his passionate belief in the value of coeducation are invaluable. He is also a strong advocate of the relational element of teaching and the benefit to students that arise through strong connections. He has worked closely with the School Council and Rev Andrew Syme throughout his tenure as Vice Principal, providing him with extensive experience for his new role.
Ashleigh has commented, “I am honoured and humbled to accept the appointment as Principal of Caulfield Grammar School. I have the greatest respect for the rich history of our School and I look forward to honouring the past and reimagining the future with our community. The egalitarian ethos of Caulfield Grammar is what I believe distinguishes our school from others and I am committed to ensuring Caulfield Grammar School continues to be a leading coeducational school in Australia. I am grateful for the mentorship I have received from Rev. Andrew Syme and wish him and his wife Joan all the best for their next opportunities.”
“The people within our School are what makes us a great learning community and I am excited to work with such quality teachers and staff. Providing the highest quality learning experiences for our students, both in and outside the classroom, will be a fundamental priority. I am privileged to be leading our community in what promises to be an exciting phase in the history of Caulfield Grammar School.”
Ashleigh is married to Sarah and they have two daughters who are students at our Malvern Campus.