Director of Teaching, Learning & Leadership
Assistant Principal, Teaching,Learning & Leadership
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.