Mr Peter Ireland

Peter IrelandPeter is an experienced Headteacher who was educated at Lancaster Royal GS, New College, Oxford (History) and Sheffield University (MEd). He began his teaching career at Merchant Taylor’s School, Crosby. He became the Head of The Nelson Thomlinson School in Cumbria in 1989, when it was a below-par comprehensive with a rapidly falling roll. He transformed the school into an oversubscribed OFSTED-rated ‘Outstanding’ school, producing an average of four Oxbridge students per year. In 2005, Peter was asked to take a failing comprehensive out of special measures, a feat he achieved in two terms, whilst retaining the headship of Nelson Thomlinson. Peter retired in 2007 after 19 successful years of headship and became Head of the Department of Education at Buckingham in 2009.

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