The range, scale and visibility of my Director of Innovation and Development role at the Thomas Deacon Academy was a terrific proving ground for all I'd learnt in my previous school leadership positions.
I was headteacher of Hereward Community College from 2003 - 2007. The multiple challenges faced by this school meant that the achievements of staff and students in those 4 years rightly attracted considerable plaudits, not least for the improvement in the 5+ GCSE A*-C rate from 23% - 64%.
ICT has been an ever-present in my career - from the A-level guide laboriously produced on the dept bbc-b over my first summer break, to the £2.5m budget for the Academy's nationally recognised ICT solution, via a few stopping points on the way...
Thomas Deacon Academy 2007 - 2009
Hereward Community College 2003 - 2007
Robert Smyth School 1998 - 2003
Sawtry Community College 1989 - 1998
Jack Hunt School 1987 - 1989
MBA in Educational Management
MA in Modern History
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