Teacher of Business and Computing
Qualified as a teacher in 1994 specialising in Business Education and PE, teaching both subjects in my first role at Thorne Grammar School. Since then in my 22 year career, I have taught at several schools in South Yorkshire and Hull, initially progressing into a pastoral role, firstly in KS3, then in KS4. I have also been Head of Department, before moving into Senior Leadership at Trinity Academy where I was part of this Academy's improvement to an Outstanding Ofsted judgement.
I have used my educational experiences to present at National Conferences for Optimus Education and the Regional Training Agency on a wide range of subjects including Teaching and Learning, Middle Leadership and Performance Related Pay, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I moved to become Vice-Principal at Barnsley Academy in January 2012, became Senior Vice-Principal in 2015 and have relished the challenges that I have faced here over the last four and a half years.
Myself and my wife Hayley recently were blessed with a daughter Freya, and due to this I am taking the opportunity to take a part-time contract this year to look after Freya on a Friday. This means that I won't be answering emails or calls on that day!
Being part of Barnsley Academy over the last five academic years has been a bit of a roller coaster, and definitely a challenge, but I am really confident that we are now moving positively forwards again and will soon start to see the change in culture and outcomes that the students deserve.