Simon Pengelley has recently retired as Rector and Principal of Morrison's Academy, Crieff.
Educated at Repton School, Bristol and London Universities, he studied history at degree level and education as a postgraduate.
After a brief dalliance with accounting in the City of London his interest in education won through and positions at Abingdon School (teacher of history), Strathallan School (Head of History), Rossall School (Director of Studies and Deputy Headmaster concurrently) followed, before moving to Morrison's Academy as Rector in 2004.
Simon is close to completing the Munros, is a Patron of the Edinburgh International Festival, enjoys fine art, music and gardening. From time to time he tries his hand at furniture restoration and his Cornish ancestry is evident in his love of the sea and sailing. History and the history of ideas remain at the core of his academic interests.
Simon is married to Louise, a long-term member of the National Childbirth Trust and NCT teacher, whom he met at university. They have three adult sons and, at present count, three grandchildren.