Tom was a School Leader for 17 years and his last post was as Founding Headmaster of the West London Free School, the first Free School, to sign a funding agreement with the Secretary of State. Thomas was for a time one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Education, specialising in Science, Maths, Music and Leadership & Governance. He has advised the Department for Education and the All Party Parliamentary Committee for Education on curriculum matters and school finance. Recently he worked with the National College for School Leadership, devising modules for the NPQH Programme.
A graduate of University College, Durham in Physics and Maths, it was in 1986 that Thomas first started to lead educational CPD, preparing teachers for the then novel Coursework requirements for GCSE, prior to its general introduction two years later. He has continued to provide quality training ever since. After leaving full time teaching Tom has specialised in providing relevant courses of value to the Education Sector, together with useful up-to-date resources, tailored to the needs of the group. Thomas is also much in demand as a speaker at National Education conferences.
Thomas has published articles for the National College for School Leadership and the Institute of Physics as well as writing a chapter in Leading Schools in the 21st Century published byJohn Catt.