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I studied Chemistry at the University of Birmingham before starting a career in the military. I joined as an officer and completed pilot training, going on to fly in a variety of roles around the world including as a Search and Rescue pilot in the North East. I developed my understanding of leadership and management as a detachment leader, Flight Commander and Squadron Commander. My work interests broadened to include Air Safety and I qualified as an Instructor and Aircrew Performance Coach.
I qualified as a History teacher in 2000 having studied at Durham and Newcastle. Having held senior leadership posts in other schools, as well as in the North East, I joined The Priory School as an Assistant Headteacher in 2013. I moved on to become Deputy Head in 2015. The Priory School is a wonderful place for both students and staff to learn and work and I feel very honoured to be its Headteacher. I am passionate that we continue to provide high quality education for our local community.
I am a qualified Project Manager with a background in delivering infrastructure projects across the UK. In my current role I work in the bid winning team for a top 50 contractor with a track record of securing multi million pound contracts. Outside of work I am committed to improving opportunities for children and young people, including being active within the local community as both a hockey and cricket coach. I have previous governance experience as a parent governor of a Shropshire Primary S...
I have a wide range of experience, having taught for over 25 years in single-sex, co-ed, day and boarding environments. I myself am a product of the state system but I have taught almost exclusively in the independent sector. My family and I moved to Shrewsbury 14 years ago when I took up the position of Head of Faculty of ICT and Computing at Shrewsbury School. I have taught both vocational ICT and academic Computer Science during an exciting period of development and change.
I joined Priory in 1991 as Deputy Head having previously taught in Croydon for 12 years. During my time at the school I served 3 periods as Acting Head before taking early retirement in 2015 and returning as a part time teacher of History. I have been part of the governing body for over 20 years both in my role as a member of the SLT and now as a governor.
Since arriving at The Priory I have been made to feel extremely welcome and supported. In recognition of this I feel I would like to give something back to the school community, and one of the avenues that might facilitate this would be assuming the role of Support Staff governor. Attention to detail and an enquiring mind would allow me to contribute meaningfully to this position.
Last year I established my own consultancy business, which provides economic advice and analysis to companies, governments and international institutions seeking to understand how climate change and related environmental issues will affect their operations or how they can take action to reduce emissions. Clearly climate change is an issue of particular importance to many young people today and, where appropriate, as a governor I would be happy to share my expertise in this area.
After a career in medical engineering and research I decided to move into teaching in 2015. My initial teacher training was completed through the Salop Teaching Alliance, based at the Priory School, and so I am delighted to be re-establishing a connection with the school as a governor. I have particular experience in pupil wellbeing which I hope to utilise in my role.
Over five years, I have developed a strong commitment to our school, its ethos and the education of our students. As a historian, I am accustomed to reading, summarising and evaluating documents. I believe that I have an eye for detail and can maintain perspective when dealing with a variety of points of view. I would find working alongside the other members of the governing body both interesting and rewarding to ensure that the work of the governing body fulfils its duties to all children.
I have been involved in education for twenty years in both teaching and pastoral roles. I am currently a teacher and Head of Year at Charlton School in Telford. A relentless focus for this role is improving the outcomes for children both within my year group and subject, which will make me a good fit for a parent governor role at Priory. My experience in education puts me in a good position to play a part in overseeing and developing Priory school’s educational performance.
I am a retired secondary school teacher, having spent the vast majority of my career as the Head of Technology and ultimately Assistant Head Teacher at Church Stretton School.I am passionate about education and, if appointed, would use my long experience in Shropshire education to support the Priory School within the local community and would be willing to contribute to further improvements and developments at the school.
I have been a Deputy Headteacher (Holy Trinity Academy) with responsibility for the curriculum for the past four years. As a senior leader I am confident in data analysis and interpretation, quality assurance and delivering CPD. I firmly believe that Governors can improve the school experience for the entire community by challenging and supporting in equal measure.