Andrew is an experienced education professional who has been the Principal of an Outstanding school since 2013. Since qualifying as a teacher in 1993 he has worked in 5 different large secondary schools, holding a variety of middle and senior leader posts and gaining his NPQH in 2008. The school he currently leads is a stand-alone Academy Trust and, in addition to being the Principal, he is a Trustee and the Trust’s Accounting Officer.
Andrew has recently served a term as Chair of the Calderdale Association of Secondary Heads (CASH) and is a member of the Calderdale Schools’ Forum. As Chair of CASH, he also led the Calderdale Secondary School Improvement Cluster and has worked closely with Local Authority officers and other Headteachers on school improvement initiatives and on better relationships between schools and other support services. He has particular expertise in Curriculum, Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Behaviour Management, Educational Leadership and Management, and Mental Health and Well-being in schools.