• Bio

Tim spent over half of his 40-year career in senior leadership positions. He has been the Headteacher of four different schools and the CEO of two Multi Academy Trusts.

From a starting base of four schools, all in serious weaknesses or special measures, just five years later his trust was ranked first in the DFE performance tables for the southeast region for progress in English and Maths.

When he retired in 2022, there were seven schools, each rated Good and the Trust's financial picture was strong. In 2006, Tim became one of the first 50 academy principals (and later a CEO) in the country.

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  • Qualifications
  • BSc (Physics)
  • PGCE
  • NPQH
  • Fellow, Executive Leaders (Harvard University)
  • Experience
  • 40 year career in senior leadership positions
  • Headteacher of four different schools
  • CEO of two Multi-Academy Trusts
  • Extensive experience in providing training and consultancy services to schools
  • Areas of Expertise (all school phases)
  • Provide in-house and bespoke school improvement work either for departments, whole schools or MATs
  • Coach and mentor senior leaders and executives, developing individuals and teams
  • Plan and run effective professional learning programmes for leaders, governors and trustees
  • Advise schools and MATs on their growth plans
  • Conduct MAT reviews

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