Ken graduated from Newcastle University in 1980 in Economics and Politics. After completing a PGCE, he entered the teaching profession in 1981 and taught in four very different 11-19 schools across three Local Authorities. He was a member of the Senior Management Team in each of the schools and was Headteacher in two.
Ken also holds a Masters Degree in Economics and Education and has completed NPQH and LPSH programmes. He is a qualified School Improvement Partner and has a Level 5 Coaching Qualification with the Institute of Leadership and Management.
Ken moved on from Headship to Consultancy in September 2012 and continues to follow various work-streams in education, including coaching on the Teaching Leaders programme, facilitating National College programmes such as NPQH and NPQML, and delivering training workshops for School Governors.
Additional to his paid work, since September 2015 Ken has been a Board Member of the White Rose Academies Trust and Chair of Leeds City Academy.
As a Headteacher, Ken benefitted from the support and challenge offered by locally accountable governing bodies, which were responsive to the needs of the surrounding community. He wishes to make similar contributions to the schools within the MAT and to Leeds City Academy in particular. Ken is very optimistic about what the future holds for LCA and the young people within it and is proud to be associated with the school.