Chair of Strategic Board

I have been Headteacher of Seabridge Primary school in Newcastle under Lyme since April 2005. It is a large school for pupils aged 3-11 with 470 pupils on roll.


Since September 2014, I have also been the Accounting Officer for the KNSPS, based within our school. I am passionate about supporting the next generation of teachers, and am thrilled that our governors have supported this endeavour. Seabridge Primary School acts as the Legal Entity for the KNSPS partnership of around 70 schools, of which over 50 are actively involved at any time. It is vital that we offer a local high quality teacher education programme that is school led. We are delighted to work in partnership with Keele University. This has created opportunities not only for beginning teachers but also for staff within both our own school and the partnership.


Previously I was accredited as a SIP and supported a number of schools in this role for Staffs LA. I am also accredited as an LLE and have successfully supported a number of schools causing concern, along with the Seabridge Leadership Team and staff.


Prior to my current appointment I was Headteacher of Dove Bank Primary School in Kidsgrove.