Andrew has 21 years’ experience working in teaching and leadership roles within education. Andrew is the Head of Academy at Coppice Primary Academy in Oldham and a strategic part of the wider leadership team covering two of the Focus Trust academies within Oldham.
Andrew is passionate about inclusion for all and has been instrumental in ensuring all children are able to access a broad and balanced bespoke curriculum across both academies. He is the primary representative on the Local Authority’s Looked After Children’s Local Governing Body and a primary representative on the Oldham Safeguarding Board.
Andrew has many years of experience of strategically leading SEND across more than one academy, supporting Local Authorities and Focus Trust schools in developing high quality practice in this area as well as being the SENDCo within individual schools. He has also been an active participant on the EHCP panel and the quality assurance panel within Oldham Local Authority.
Through Andrew’s leadership he ensures all children, regardless of need, receive a high quality, appropriate and bespoke education in order to cater for all of their needs. He ensures staff are well trained to meet the needs of all children and provides ongoing professional development opportunities and feedback that all children receive the very best education.
He highly values the importance of relationships at all levels and strives to ensure every stakeholder is involved with all aspects of SEND provision in order for every child to achieve success and to be supported by all involved.
BA Hons with QTS in Primary Education with Geography
Specialist Leader of Education (SLE) – Narrowing the gap
Professional Coach – Independent Coaching
Andrew has an enhanced DBS disclosure