School/Organisation: Grove Park Primary & Aspire School
I have been a Headteacher for 18 years and in Senior Leadership for 24 years in a variety of schools; two in challenging areas.
We have two schools in the Trust, one primary and one Special school, which is at the pre opening stage of the Free School initiative.
My strengths include managing teams, building capacity, a good knowledge of the academy processes and increasingly the free school programme. I have had substantial experience as a Headteacher so I would say that I have had to manage most situations at some time or another. My interpersonal skills in managing staff is a strength; some involving rather difficult conversations.