Deputy Headmaster, Bablake Junior School
In 2018, Lorrian Holder, Deputy Head at Bablake Junior School, spearheaded a Birmingham City University IBA® pilot programme which focussed on the health and wellbeing of the staff at his school. A year later the school went on to be shortlisted in the category of ‘Wellbeing Initiative of the Year’ by the Times Educational Supplement (TES) Independent School Awards. Lorrian has continued to work on the development of the IBA framework as his interest and passion is for the framework to be used to help support parents and children on a wider scale.
More about Lorrian
Lorrian Holder has held educational positions in South Africa, Dubai and the UK. Currently he is the Deputy Headmaster at Bablake Junior School IAPS (Co-educational 3 – 11).
He acted as Interim Headmaster for the school during their school merger with King Henry VIII School and at the same time completed an MEd in Educational Leadership and Management through the University of Buckingham. In his current role, Lorrian oversees the pastoral care and is one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Leads. He teaches Mathematics and Science to Year 4 pupils.
Previously he was appointed as a Primary Senior Leader at GEMS Wellington International School in Dubai (Co-educational 2200 pupils 3 – 18) where he was responsible for the academic and pastoral development of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 pupils. He led Science across the Primary Phase and managed the Islamic and Physical Education Departments. Prior to moving to Dubai he was the Head of Middle School at Edge Grove School in Hertfordshire IAPS (Co-educational 3 – 13) where he taught Science to Years 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Throughout Lorrian’s career he has been an active sportsman and coach, focusing mainly on rugby, cricket and hockey. He played cricket at a very high level and has assisted in the organisation of both national and international cricket tours. Skiing and snowboarding is one of his passions and each year he arranges a Bablake Junior School ski trip.
Originally from South Africa, he completed a Bachelor of Education degree and began his career as a Science, Geography and Design Technology teacher in Johannesburg, Gauteng.