School/Organisation: The Beacon
Neil has spent a teaching career trying to focus on finding what works and then doing more of it!
He is the Executive Headteacher of The Beacon Folkestone and Lead Professional of KsENT, (Kent Special Educational Needs Trust) a cooperative trust of all of 24 special schools in Kent. He is an NLE who has always been committed to facilitating schools working together and works to this end as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Cooperative Schools Network for London and the South East.
Neil started as a PE teacher whose teaching career has taken him to such diverse settings as Dagenham, Norfolk and Kuwait and he has been published and presented at both national and international conferences, on Solution Focused school leadership.
Neil has a proven track record in school improvement focused on building sustainable coaching structures to empower staff to take ownership of their role in improving outcomes for all children