A bit about me

Joe is the School Improvement Lead for Robin Hood Trust. Previously as a Headteacher within the Trust, Joe worked in a variety of schools that required targeted leadership to help them improve. In his last post, Joe guided Cedars Academy to an OFSTED judgement of Good with Outstanding features which was an excellent achievement given that the school had never been classed as Good in its history.

As School Improvement Lead, Joe is passionate about evidence informed pedagogy and especially the processes for working with staff to ensure that all children have an exciting and innovative learning experience in school.


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Before his career in teaching, Joe worked as a pâtissier and following his degree worked in the pharmaceutical industry before finding his vocation. He started teaching in the late nineties and was lucky enough to cut his teeth in an outstanding school with Beacon status, which fuelled his passion for school to school partnership work.


Education is what survives when what has been learned has been forgotten.

B. F. Skinner

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Albert Einstein

Be a student as long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.

Henry L. Doherty