Gavin is an Assistant Headteacher for Teaching & Learning – a role he has held for 2 years after 7 years as Curriculum Area Leader of a large and successful English department. He has worked with a variety of leaders both within his own school and in other schools within the area, sharing his expertise on leading a department and developing Teaching & Learning.
In his current role Gavin is responsible for the development of Teaching & Learning across the school which involves leadership of the coaching programme, development of staff CPD, sharing of good practice, responsibility for whole school work scrutiny, leading whole school Literacy and line managing other middle leaders. His areas of expertise include English, leading a department and developing whole school Teaching & Learning.
Gavin’s philosophy is very much one of driving up standards through Teaching & Learning. He has encouraged innovation and risk taking amongst staff as well as developing mechanisms for promotion of good practice including the use of IRIS, a periodical T&L magazine, a move towards more personalized CPD opportunities for colleagues and VLE based resources.