Dr Truss will take up the position of Principal of Concord in September 2021. He studied as a Theobald Scholar in Physics at Balliol College, Oxford, continuing his journey in academia with a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics at the University of Leicester and a postdoctoral fellowship in Astrophysics at the University of St Andrews.
Different university roles followed in the UK and abroad, eventually leading to a move into teaching at Bedales School in the UK, where he became Head of Mathematics and Head of Academic Enrichment. Since 2015, he has been Deputy Head (Academic) at Barnard Castle School, where he has overall responsibility for all aspects of academic life, overseeing a rise in top grades at A Level and a redevelopment of the academic curriculum.
With a wealth of experience in top universities as well as in schools, Dr Truss is tremendously excited about coming to Concord as Principal.