Start of Service – 01 September 2020
Steve started working at Abbey Hill Special School in 1983 where he progress through to the Senior Leadership team until he retired in 2010 very proud of the fact that the three Ofsted inspections at the school, all resulted in “outstanding”. As Head of the upper school, Steve was responsible for introducing GCSE accredited subjects to the school, such as Art, English Literature, Maths etc. as well as appropriate qualifications and courses of work that met the needs of all pupils such as ASDAN Towards Independence etc
In 2013, Steve relocated to Lincolnshire where he became a governor at a small Federation of schools in a rural setting. As the schools were relatively small, less than 100 pupils, Steve’s responsibilities were wide ranging.
After returning to Stoke in 2016, Steve became a governor at Eaton Park Academy and more recently joined the Board at Maple Court Academy, with a keen interest in SEND and the quality of education. Steve is very interested in how children learn and working with children with special needs has showed him the importance of individual learning and the significance of having a person centred approach, the importance of relationships and the many aspects of behaviour and its control.