Trained at Bangor Normal College, North Wales, completing a four-year B.Ed. (Hons) in Physical and Adventurous Education in 1997. My first teaching post took me to Hornsea Primary School (East Yorkshire) where I very quickly became the Physical Education Co-ordinator and driver of various extra-curricular clubs before moving to Victoria Dock Primary School in Kingston upon Hull in September 2001.
I never had any desire to be out of the classroom but was ‘cleverly’ given various opportunities and before I knew it I was agreeing to take on the leadership roles which eventually led to me being appointed Head Teacher in July, 2007 – at Victoria Dock Primary School.
I moved to Leicester in 2015 and was initially Interim Principal of Krishna Avanti Primary School, before accepting the substantive position 9 months later. Over the past six years leading the school, the school is now at full-capacity and over-subscribed and is well regarded by the stakeholders and children, providing an excellent education for its 420+ children.
Alongside the substantive role, I have led during a one-year secondment with the Trust to develop the way we use technology and remote learning and have been regularly sought out by colleagues across the Trust to help with websites, Remote Learning and ways to work smarter with technology. I have also been the Interim Principal of Avanti Fields School, tasked with ensuring the move to a new site for the Year 7-10 students was successful alongside leading the staff and positive collaboration with parents.
I believe passionately that everybody is great at something and we should respect each other without holding people back. Go for it, make mistakes and prove the doubters wrong.
Mr Kite B.Ed. (Hons) NPQH MCCT