Stephen was Headteacher of an 11-18 school, St. Mary’s Catholic Academy, for thirteen years before becoming the Executive Headteacher of the school and a one form entry primary school, Christ the King Catholic Academy. He now leads the multi-academy trust that includes both these schools and another primary school, St. Cuthbert’s Catholic Academy. Working in Blackpool he’s rooted in the practicalities of leaders’ daily lives.
Nationally, he is Chair of Headteachers’ RoundTable and SSAT’s Vision 2040 Group; he regularly speaks at events about schools’ core business of teaching, assessment & learning and leadership. As a prolific blogger (www.leadinglearner.me) he writes on a range of topical educational issues and is author of Liminal Leadership. He’s on twitter as @LeadingLearner.