Neil joined James Calvert Spence College as Executive Headteacher in January 2016 and leads the staff team across both school sites with overall responsibility for all aspects of school life. Before joining JCSC, Neil was a senior leader in secondary schools in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Sunderland for 15 years.
Neil studied Mathematics and Computer Science at Newcastle University, followed by a Secondary PGCE qualification, which led to his first teaching post as a maths teacher at Hirst High School in Ashington.
Neil is passionate about ensuring all children have every chance to succeed, regardless of potential barriers. He truly believes that education is the key to success, and is determined that students at JCSC get the best possible start in life.
Outside of school, Neil is a father of two, he plays the guitar quite badly and cycles fairly well.