Richard Parrish is the Headteacher of Archbishop Tenison’s Church of England High School. He was also the Executive Principal of Bacon’s College in Rotherhithe for a period. Previously, he was the Assistant Headteacher (Sixth Form), the Holy Trinity School and Head of Modern Languages at Sheldon School. Mr Parrish holds an MA in Modern Languages from Oriel College, Oxford.
Mr Parrish is currently a member of Meissen Commission, which links the Church of England with the Protestant Church in Germany (EKD). This is a distinguished body committed to the fulfilment of the Meissen Agreement, signed in 1991. He plays a leading part in developing the work for the Commission in the area of education. He is also on the international Steering Group of a project to form a global network of 500 Protestant Schools to mark the 500 years of the Reformation in 2017.
A significant part of his career has focussed on setting up visits and exchanges with schools in Germany and France. A particular achievement was setting up a Comenius Project in 1997 with three schools from England, France and Germany culminating in an exhibition based on the work of Rodin in a suburb of Paris.