Andrew is CEO of South Farnham School Educational Trust, an Academy trust which has over 1700 pupils in a range of primary schools.
South Farnham Primary 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 and featured 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 Headteacher of a challenging school in Birmingham.
Andrew is a National Leader of Education and has contributed articles and features in educational journals; his publication, ‘Financial Management in Schools’, has been widely used by Headteachers and Governors to support them in school improvement. Most recently, Andrew chaired the Independent Review of Initial Teacher Training, which published its report in January 2015, and is currently the Chair of the Employers Group for Teacher Apprenticeships.
Andrew sits on a range of national strategic policy groups including the Teaching School Council and the Regional Headteacher 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 an O.B.E. for services to education and a knighthood in 2014.