Dave is an experienced school leader. As headteacher he has successfully led improvement in schools which have been very different in terms of both context and profile. He was designated as a Local Leader of Education (LLE) in 2009 and since that time he has undertaken school-to-school support in a number of schools across the East Riding of Yorkshire. He is a past Chair of the East Riding Secondary Heads Partnership and is currently an Executive Group member of the East Riding Strategic School Improvement Partnership.
In terms of school-to-school support Dave has carried out work on behalf of the East Riding of Yorkshire in supporting other LA schools. He was appointed in June 2010 as Executive Headteacher of Howden School, which had just been placed in Special Measures. Dave and his team provided leadership and management expertise which resulted in the school being moved out of this category within one academic year. A range of expertise has also been provided to other schools to support, and add capacity to, their preparations for a successful outcome in terms of Ofsted and other performance measures.
Dave has expertise in leadership and management, leading the development of effective distributed leadership, the implementation of systems and procedures to support school improvement and change management.