|School||St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College|
|Current Position||Assistant Headteacher – Vocational Leader|
|Designation||Specialist Leader of Education|
|Designated Specialism||Design and Technology|
|Background||I have been a teacher of Design and Technology / Engineering for the last 24 years. During this time I have been in charge of a large Faculty consisting of Food, Textiles, Product Design and Engineering. We consistently achieve very good results and offer a range of traditional GCSE/ A Levels as well as Vocational pathways at Key Stages 4 and 5. These options continue to be very popular to our pupils and we attract large numbers every year.
I have a particular specialism within the fields of Electronics, Product Design, CAD/CAM and Engineering, however I have a good understanding of all subject areas within Technology. One of my roles as Assistant Headteacher is BTEC quality Nominee for our Centre. I also have a whole school responsibility to promote and develop links between local Industry and subject areas. During recent years I have run a successful STEM club and supported staff with STEM related activities and events.
I am able to offer support in all areas of Design and Technology and look forward to working with your school.