Colin has 27 years teaching experience and has worked at several very different schools in the UK. He has been a Principal for 6 years, a senior leader for 18 years and has expertise leading secondary and primary schools. Colin attended the University of Glasgow, where he attained a Master of Arts (Hons) degree in Geography and Topographic Science followed by a PGCE. He began his teaching career in Buckinghamshire and has particular interests in pedagogy, talented and gifted education provision, special educational needs and environmental education. Currently, Colin is working as a primary teacher and advising the senior leadership team on how to improve quality of teaching and learning. Colin is passionate about developing high quality teaching and learning whilst delivering an imaginative and challenging curriculum that ensures a compelling experience for every child. Colin has three children of secondary age and, outside of work, he enjoys travelling, cinema and supporting his children with their sporting activities. Colin is very excited about join the NAISNY community and to bring his experience to enable the school to achieve even greater levels of success.