Chris Muller was appointed Headmaster of Sir William Perkins’s School in September 2014. He has previously been Head of Classics and Head of Sixth Form at Kingston Grammar School, and has also worked at the Royal Grammar School Guildford and St Dunstan's College.
Who/what inspired you to become a teacher?
My love of classics and a desire to pass that on to others.
What achievement are you most proud of as Head?
Of creating the right balance between academic success and personal fulfilment among our students.
What does a successful school look like to you?
Ethos and atmosphere are everything – a relaxed but not sloppy environment, where expectations are high and students and staff possess a love of learning.
What is the most important quality you want every child to have when they leave your school? And why?
Confidence and integrity.
And why? Confidence in themselves and in their achievements will be a crucial element to their future happiness and success whilst their integrity will ensure that they will always know to do the right regardless of the situation.
Please give 5 words to describe the ethos of your school.
Excellence underpinned with gentle humour.