John E Stoer
John E Stoer, Headmaster of St Aloysius' College, Glasgow, has announced that he is to stand down from his position at the end of the current academic year. The news comes almost ten years since Mr Stoer took up the post as the College's first lay Head since it was founded by the Jesuits 153 years ago.
Educated at the Benedictine school at Douai in Berkshire, Mr Stoer graduated from Bristol University where he studied theology and sociology and was certified as a teacher at St Mary's College, Strawberry Hill, University of London. After he qualified, he served as Deputy Head Teacher at Campion School in Essex, also founded by the Jesuits, before being appointed as the first lay Head of St Joseph's College in Stoke-on-Trent, a Christian Brothers school.
Mr Stoer took up his post at St Aloysius' College in 2004. Reflecting on his impending retirement, he said: 'This post has been, without question, the fulfilment of my professional career and I have developed a great love for it and its community.
'It is a wonderful school to work in and Glasgow is a great city to live in. I am very confident of the future of this school and of its continued success. I am confident because of its pupils and parents, because of its governors and the support of the Society of Jesus, and because of its staff, who are wholly committed to its vision and its mission.'
St Aloysius' College was founded by the Jesuits in 1859, as an independent school in Glasgow city centre. There are currently around 850 boys and girls in the Senior School, with a further 450 in the Junior School (3 - 11 yrs). In common with Jesuit schools worldwide, the College exists 'to promote improvement in living and learning to the greater glory of God and the common good.'
The Board of Governors of St Aloysius' College will now be starting the process of advertising for a new head teacher at St Aloysius' College.
Source: Jesuit Communications