Tim was a primary head teacher for thirteen years. From 2006 onwards, he was the head teacher of Glen Hills Primary School, a large primary school south of the City boundary. In January 2015, Tim became an Executive head teacher when he also took charge of Fairfield Community Primary School in Wigston. In his time at Glen Hills, Tim led the school to an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grading in 2008 and the school has continued to develop. The alteration of leadership at Fairfield saw the school emerge from a period of change and standards are now at an increasingly high level. Fairfield was graded as ‘Good’ in July 2016. In September 2017, Tim also undertook an Advisory Head role at Old Mill Primary School in Leicestershire and helped to establish the school as a key partner of the Symphony Learning Trust.
At Glen Hills, Tim led the school through the first primary school academy conversion in Leicestershire in 2012 and subsequently led a phase change which involved the year 6 cohort being retained by Glen Hills. Through his work for Leicestershire Local Authority, Tim has also supported and led a number of initiatives of school development at a range of other primary schools. He has also worked for the National College through mentoring colleagues who are undertaking the National Professional Qualification of Headship.
For the past four years, Tim has been part of a core leadership of Symphony who have offered mutual support and challenge. The projects undertaken by Symphony has led to their work being used on a national scale. Tim holds the National Professional Qualification of Headship and has particular experience with assessment, curriculum development and establishing high-quality leadership teams.
Tim’s proudest quote from Ofsted is, ‘One has only to set foot inside this outstanding school to see, and almost feel, the exciting and stimulating education that it is providing. The key to this is the dynamic and passionate leadership of the head teacher, extremely ably supported by the strategic leadership team and all the staff’.
In September 2019, Tim successfully started his current role as CEO of Symphony Learning Trust.
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