Rod joined the Trust in January 2019 as the Regional Director for primaries in the south of England.
Previous to joining DRET, Rod has held two headships in Primary schools before becoming the Executive Headteacher of a small MAT in Cambridgeshire.
Rod has a considerable experience in successful school leadership and school improvement, having supported schools on their journeys to be good schools. Rod has several years’ recent experience as an inspector for Ofsted. This is an area in which Rod can add to the core education team’s offer, supporting schools in their preparation and readiness for inspection.
Rod works with schools in Northampton and Daventry as well as with Eresby Special School. One of his key objectives is to foster closer working between the Trust schools with the aim of ensuring the very best practice is shared. Rod focuses closely on ensuring we share the best practice in curriculum design and delivery, so the teaching and learning provision of our schools is the best it can possibly be.