Andrew is Headteacher of South Farnham School, an Academy with 758 pupils aged from 4 – 11 years. The school has achieved many awards and accolades and has been named as Sunday Times Primary School of the Year twice. It has achieved success in both the National Training and National Business Awards. South Farnham features in the DfE publication ‘Making Great Progress’ as one of the 20 highest achieving schools nationally. South Farnham was selected as one of the first ‘Teaching Schools’; it is also a National Support School.
Andrew has been featured in educational DVDs and featured in the BBC2 programme ‘Turning the Tables’ in which roles were exchanged with the Head Teacher of a challenging school in Birmingham. Andrew is a National Leader of Education.
He has contributed articles and features in educational journals and his publication ‘Financial Management in Schools’ has been widely used by Headteachers and Governors to support them in school improvement. Andrew sits on a range of national strategic policy groups including the Teaching School Council and the Regional Commissioning Board for the South East England. He has recently written ‘School to Academy’ a detailed publication to guide schools going through the conversion process.
In 2003, Andrew received the O.B.E., for services to education and a knighthood in 2014.
Most recently, Andrew was appointed to chair the Independent Review of Initial Teacher Training which reported to the Secretary of State in December 2014 and was published in January 2015.