“Tenacious and Determined”
Steve also has experience of working collaboratively and has been a key player in setting up a “community” of local schools which led to joint training and sharing of resources. He also has set out a full extended schools programme and community leisure structure. Steve has been responsible for financial management of an annual budget of £6 million.
Steve has been described by community leaders as “tenacious and determined” particularly with regard to leading a challenging school over 3 sites with poor buildings for 9 years. His vision and drive led to the council agreeing to provide funds of £23 million to build a brand new school on a single site which successfully opened in September 18. This means Steve can offer his experience of implementing a new school in terms of: setting out and implementing a vision for an inclusive community school, developing a design brief, setting out and implementing a vision with stakeholders, collaboration with contractors, implementing an IT vision strategy, setting out a staffing structure and staff training, and implementing a school management system suited for a new building.
1989 - 2003