I am the Executive Headteacher of The Hessle Academy – a through school organisation, 3–19, between Hessle High School & Sixth Form College and Penshurst Primary School. Following a hard federation arrangement in 2007, I led a successful conversion to multi academy status in August 2011 and subsequently a through school merge/amalgamation in January 2016.
I began my teaching career in Humberside, as it was then known, as a Geography and PE teacher following an Outstanding practice judgement from Hull University in Secondary PGCE. As a practitioner and school leader my philosophy for education is inclusion and challenge for all those involved in the school and wider community, based on traditional values. I have recently been appointed to the role of national leader of education in the latest recruitment round.
More recently, due to my school improvement expertise, I have being challenged with the improvement of primary and secondary schools within the wider Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area. Working with Senior Leadership teams and Governors to improve all areas of the school and outcomes for young people.