Start of Service – 1 September 2019
Michael is a Trustee of the Alpha Academies Trust and is the Chair of the Standards Committee.
Michael is the Headmaster of Newcastle-under-Lyme School, a leading coeducational HMC school in Staffordshire. which he has led into the prestigious Top 50 independent school rankings nationally. Michael assumed this position in 2018. NULS is Michael’s second Headship, after previously being Headmaster of Shrewsbury High School for six years. During this time, heled the School to a wide range of prominent academic and all-round successes, and a host of national awards.
An Economics graduate, Michael’s first appointment was at Durham High School as Head of Economics and Business in 1994. After an international appointment where he led the Economics Faculty and Sixth Form for Repton in Jordan, Michael returned to England and became Assistant Head at Sheffield High School where he oversaw the development of the School’s Sixth Form and held a portfolio of Academic responsibilities.In2009 he was appointed Deputy Head at Hill House School in South Yorkshire, where his contributions helped the School to receive the prestigious accolade of ‘Independent School of the Year’ in 2012.