Aldridge School is a good school. It is a school which is proud of its traditions and successes which have been achieved through hard work and high expectations. If your child joins Aldridge School we believe that they will enjoy seven happy and successful years of secondary education.
Aldridge School has a dedicated, talented and conscientious team of staff who work together to provide a high standard of teaching, excellent pastoral care and professional support services. Our broad curriculum is designed to meet national expectations, be relevant and interesting, support our students in achieving the best possible standards in external examinations and equip them with the skills they need to be successful in adult life. Students at Aldridge School are friendly, polite and respectful. Strong relationships between staff and students contribute significantly to ensuring that students are happy and feel safe.
If you would like to find out more, please contact us to arrange a visit to see our school at work.
I graduated in 1988 from Exeter University, with a degree in Mathematics and Computing. After completing a PGCE at the University of Birmingham my first teaching post was at Queen Mary’s Grammar School in Walsall where I taught mathematics. After three years I moved to teach mathematics at St Thomas More RC School in Willenhall. My teaching career moved with me taking the role of Head of Mathematics, firstly at Norton Canes High School and then three years later at Chasetown High School, both in South Staffordshire. I took up part-time study and completed an MSc in Education Management with Manchester Metropolitan University.
After 8 years in Middle Leadership I took up post as Assistant Headteacher at Shelfield Sports & Community College. During the four years I was at Shelfield I began to take a particular interest in curriculum design, timetabling and school finance. I completed the National Professional Qualification for Headteachers (NPQH) before taking up post as Deputy Headteacher at Kingsmead School, Hednesford in 2006. In this broader senior leadership role, I continued my particular interest in curriculum design and organisation, school finance and appraisal.
In early 2011, the Headteacher post became vacant and after a short period in an acting capacity I was successful in my application for the post. Becoming a Headteacher, even in a school I knew well was a steep learning curve but I thoroughly enjoyed the 6½ years I spent in post as Headteacher of Kingsmead School. During that time, I led the school through conversion to academy status and into the John Taylor Multi-Academy Trust.
I took up post as Headteacher of Aldridge School in September 2017. Aldridge village is my local community and I am delighted, privileged and proud to be the Headteacher of Aldridge School, a founder member of the Mercian Trust.