Deputy Chief Executive, Thinking Schools Academy Trust (and Interim Chief Operating Officer for Bright Tribe and ALAT)
Started at John Lewis on the graduate trainee development scheme, moved to become stock accounting manager for Southampton and Portsmouth. Became Management Accountant from Hampshire Probation services for 4 years. 3 years then as the business improvement manager for First Wessex housing association. Then 10 years in education as a business manager of a maintained secondary school, FD of a MAT and now Deputy CEO
Microsoft OUTLOOK management!!
Pasta (spag bol is my fav!)
Best – Maths! Worst -English – I had an argument with the invigilator in the exam as the question asked ‘What was the author feeling when he wrote this poem? I put my hand up and said that “I did not care! and how was this going to help me?”
The variety and not having a typical day. I am driven by a sense that the decisions I make a difference to young people
To have a policy driven by long term aims and not reactive to immediate pressures, this would be achieved by moving the regulators (OFSTED and ESFA) to a strategy of ‘‘Trust but verify’ policy.
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