Headteacher, Sir James Smith's School
I have taught at Sir James Smith's since 2006 when I took up the post of Subject Leader for History. Before that I taught in Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Hampshire. After taking time out to travel, my own children arrived and my wife and I decided that Cornwall was the ideal place to bring them up with its sun, sea and grandparents.
I am a firm believer in the vital role that schools have to play as the engine of social mobility and to this end place: the importance of partnership - school, home and community - together with the highest expectations of and ambitions for pupils as fundamental to a successful education.