Before joining the Institute of Education at the University of Worcester in September 2011, Tom gained extensive experience across a wide range of educational settings and organisations.
Tom has been a Teacher, Senior Leader, Head teacher, Local Authority Advisor and OFSTED Inspector. He has led on authority whole school reviews, was an external advisor for Head teacher performance and is a school improvement partner. He has led consultancy work in a wide range of international contexts, from Trinidad to Toronto and Indonesia to Siberia, and has worked in Australia on a project about school improvement and educational reform.
Tom has been leading the England section of a piece of international research, with seven countries involved, on ‘Trust and Verification: the key to school improvement’. Tom’s thirst for learning continues, working in collaboration and partnership with an extensive and ever growing number of national and international communities.
Tom is passionate about collaboration and works as a facilitator and external consultant for networks, collaborations and partnerships of leadership learning at local, regional, national and international levels.