Dominic is the former strategic lead for curriculum reform in Wales, and previously seconded to Central South Consortium as a member of the strategic leadership team in 2017. Initially appointed as Associate Advisor to the Welsh Curriculum which required Dominic to support the development and adoption of the new Curriculum for Wales and in October 2018 he became the strategic lead for curriculum reform. This role comprised of; joining the national scrutiny committee for curriculum reform, leading the strategic planning for the region, leading on national Additional Learning Needs (ALN) reform, working with WJEC/ Estyn to develop assessment, leading on the business plan and joint management of the Professional Learning budget for the region.
Previously Deputy Head Teacher of Barry Island Primary School. A school graded as ‘Double Excellent’ in subsequent Estyn inspections. A school praised for innovative use of technology which led to Dominic becoming a finalist in the category of ‘Best Tech adopter’ for the Welsh National Technology Awards. During this time Dominic became a facilitator on the Outstanding Teacher Programme and managed the Regional Apple Training Centre in South Wales alongside contributing as the school’s Pioneer Lead on curriculum reform.
Dominic is a passionate advocate for inclusivity. Alongside being a class teacher, he held the responsibility of Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo) for 4 years. During this time Dominic had the opportunity to work with children with a range of needs in a mainstream setting. The work carried out with children, previously deemed unable to remain in mainstream education, saw Dominic feature in a Government case study for inclusive teaching of children with Special Education Needs in a mainstream setting. During this time
In his personal life Dominic is a former professional footballer who lives in South Gloucestershire with his wife and two daughters.
Louise Davies is our new Headteacher. She has previously worked as part of the leadership teams in large and highly successful South Gloucestershire and Bristol secondary schools. She brings a wealth of key stage 4 and 5 leadership experience to the role and is passionate about the value of vocational education. A modern languages teacher by training, she has a Master’s degree in Film.
In her spare time she is a trustee of an addiction recovery charity and before joining the teaching profession, worked in voluntary sector management and was an officer in the Royal Naval Reserve.
John was born in Manchester. He studied History at Swansea University where he achieved a 2.1 in History. He started his teaching career in East London in 1987 and worked in that area for the next 13 years. John has worked in three schools that have improved from requires improvement to Good and Outstanding and a successful sixth college.
John was Principal of Colston Girls’ School from 2016-19. During that period the school achieved it’s best ever results at GCSE and A level. John was also instrumental in the planning and launch of a new sixth form (the V6) in partnership with Fairfield School. John has a keen interest in school improvement and worked with range of partners in Bristol to help improve their provision. John is a graduate of the Future Leaders programme which is focused on improving outcomes for disadvantaged students.
He is currently studying for a doctorate in education at UWE. John is married with two children, both of whom are currently studying at university.