ISP: OUR HEADS
Head of School, The British School of Vila-Real
Born and raised in Manchester in the UK, Alan first completed an aerospace engineering apprenticeship with British Airways before going on to attain a first-class honours degree in Secondary Science Education at The Manchester Metropolitan University. He went on to teaching and leadership positions across the North of England including North Tyneside and Trafford. Alan’s passion for creative learning experiences led to published work in the UK School Science Review Journal. He was later selected as one of five UK school leaders to research and re-design future science learning spaces as part of the National Project, ‘Project Faraday’ (part of the UK Building Schools for the future initiative). As part of his leadership development he successfully completed his National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). He moved to the The British School of Vila-Real as Deputy Headteacher in 2016 where he is now the Headteacher. He is also a registered Lead Inspector for The National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) and has led training events at their National Conference.
Alan has recently amazed himself in learning Spanish language. Having spent years building sound vocabulary and practising conversation skills, he is now really applying what he knows. “I am getting much more confident in taking risks and being open to learn from mistakes. I’ve come such a long way.”
Alan also enjoys sailing, running and playing Brazilian percussion in his spare time.
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