Concord’s experienced Leadership Team works hard to create an environment in which students flourish. They provide the direction, vision and inspiration to take Concord forward and ensure its continuing success.

Dr Michael Truss Concord College
Michael Truss

Dr Michael Truss – Principal

Michael Truss joined Concord in 2021 as Principal. 


Dr Truss read Physics at Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Theobald Scholar, before completing a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Leicester. A career in academia followed with teaching and research posts in Physics and Astrophysics at the University of St Andrews and Durham University.  


During his teaching career, he has been Head of Mathematics and Head of Academic Enrichment at Bedales School, before becoming Deputy Head (Academic) at Barnard Castle School.  


Both his children have been educated at Concord College and he remains a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.

Concord Senior Team:

Jeremy Kerslake

Mr Jeremy Kerslake

Vice-Principal (Pastoral) & Designated Safeguarding Lead

Rob Pugh

Dr Rob Pugh

Vice-Principal (Academic)

Matthew Hodge

Mr Matthew Hodge, CPFA


Sue Correll

Ms Susan Correll

Head of Lower School

Daniel Wilson

Mr Daniel Wilson

Assistant Principal (Professional Development & Learning)

Phil Outram

Dr Phil Outram

Assistant Principal (Enrichment & Examinations)

Diane van Dongen

Mrs Diane van Dongen

Assistant Principal (Student Futures)

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