Mr Nick Parry


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Mr Nick Parry

Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership

Assistant Principal, Teaching,Learning & Leadership


Nick Parry has been at the forefront of CPD for the last ten years; developing, coordinating and delivering high quality, popular programmes for leaders, teachers and support staff at all levels.Nick has been a teacher for 24 years, the last 8 as a senior leader within The Dean Trust at Ashton on Mersey School. Previous to this role he has had middle management experience as both Head of Faculty and Head of House. He has been part of three consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections, the last of which described his leadership of Teaching and Learning as “razor sharp”.

Whilst still an enthusiastic classroom practitioner, Nick’s role has predominantly become one of staff training, and more precisely, supporting school leaders across the country in developing their teachers and support staff.

Nick was commissioned by the NCTL to produce the Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE) Core Training, which has become a pivotal part of the SLE accreditation process. Under the original model of 14 Regional Training Schools, he has trained a team of facilitators who were responsible for training over 5,000 SLEs nationwide.

Ashton on Mersey is one of the country’s Designated OLEVI Centres: Nick is responsible for the training and accreditation of facilitators for OTP, ITP, OTAP and the Power of Coaching, and for quality assuring schools who are licensed to deliver these programmes.

Nick combines his role as a specialist trainer of facilitators, programme design/ delivery and a passion for teaching and learning to provide bespoke school-to-school support through The Dean Trust and The Ashton on Mersey Teaching School Alliance. He believes that school improvement is ultimately achieved through challenging attitudes and creating a culture and ethos for change. He has learnt over the years that the biggest impact is made when people are challenged in their thinking and make an emotional connection with their learning.