Mr Edward Poynter
Weekites pupils are a wonderfully diverse bunch – as at home on the sports field as they are on the stage and in the classroom.
Weekites have a reputation for getting involved in everything that is going on, and for performing at the highest level on all fronts. Older and younger pupils mix happily together and support one another to create a kind, vibrant and purposeful community.
Weekites are actively encouraged to see their time at Charterhouse as a privilege, rather than as a right, and to learn the importance of humility and service as vital components of leadership.
Parents and guardians are very much part of the Weekites family, and are encouraged to pop in for a coffee and a chat as well as coming to see their children in matches, plays and concerts whenever possible.
Mr EF Poynter, BA, MEd
Ed Poynter teaches English and has been Head of Weekites since 2014. He has an English and Classics degree from Exeter University and had a career in the Army before moving into teaching in 2010. Over the course of seven years as an officer in The Royal Green Jackets and The Rifles, he saw active service in Bosnia, Iraq, Kosovo and Afghanistan.
Before joining Charterhouse, Ed was an Assistant Housemaster and English teacher at Ardingly College, where he was also responsible for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme and for co-ordinating all outdoor education, and he has coached rugby and football. He is an avid student of literature, history and the arts and an enthusiastic runner; in recent years he has run the Thames Path from its source to the Thames Barrier and completed the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race.
Ed is also the Assistant Head (Pastoral) and is a member of the School’s Senior Leadership Team.