Chris Townsend was appointed headmaster of Felsted School in September 2015. Chris began his teaching career at Dean Close, where he was at school himself, and following a three year post as housemaster, he moved to Stowe, where he was a housemaster and head of boarding. In 2010 Chris moved to Felsted as deputy head. He is a Classics graduate from Brasenose College, Oxford.
In a recent assembly at Felsted School here in Essex, I spoke to pupils about the significance of ‘active good behaviour’. It felt like an idea that must have belonged to someone else, an initiative that I was borrowing from elsewhere, but something that was obvious and really important at the same time.