Adam has a BA (Hons) degree, before coming in to education he had experience of being a Housing Officer and working as a Business Manager for the Royal Bank of Scotland. He retrained in his mid 20’s completing a PGCE at Bath Spa University specialising in Maths.
Adam worked as a teacher in KS2 and KS3 at Minehead Middle School for 9 years where he worked latterly as Head of Lower School. He to became Head of Danesfield Middle School in April 2016 , moving back to be Head of Minehead Middle School in September 2018.
In April 2019 Adam also took on the role of Head of Minehead First School. He feels privileged to be Headteacher at Minehead First School, the largest First School in West Somerset!
Valuing gentleness and humility and embracing traditional values Adam respects individuality and the development of good character as well as high achievement.
He is very proud of the schools and their successes over recent years.
Daniel Hartley is the headteacher at Danesfield Middle School. He is an experienced teacher and leader who has worked in a number of secondary schools before coming to West Somerset. Daniel is a facilitator for NPQ teacher leadership training courses, and is also an assessor for the Historical Association. In addition, Daniel has been trained as an Emotion Coaching Champion for a county charity, and believes that children should challenge themselves to be the best they can be.
Janine Donovan is the headteacher at St Michael’s C of E First School. She is an experienced teacher and leader who has worked in a number of First and Primary schools. Janine has previous experience, as a headteacher, in a primary school during which time achieved a successful OFSTED outcome for the school.
Nigel is the Headteacher at St Peter’s Church of England First School. His background is as a Geography teacher in Cheshire. He has taught in West Somerset since 2008 and was a Vice Principal of the Quantock Academy. Nigel is married with three children and has led St Peter’s since September 2015 - the school has secured a recent ‘Good’ Ofsted and SIAMs ‘Good’ grade. Nigel is currently Chair of the West Somerset Behaviour and Engagement Panel (WSBEP) and leads on Safeguarding for WSAT.
Nigel holds the NPQH and NASENCO awards, firstly developing his skills through the Leading from the Middle programme in 2011. He has worked with SCITT, Exeter University and BathSpa University to develop new teachers over the last 5 years. His role as Director of Staff Development is to ensure that we develop excellent pathways for all our staff so that they are a truly challenged and inspiring team well placed to deliver a world class education.
This is Dan's first appointment as headteacher and he feels privileged to lead a school which is characterised by its amazingly caring students. Dan is also currently vice- chair of the West Somerset Education Partnership and this very exciting time where there are many exciting opportunities for our local area.
Dan is passionate about developing the whole child and at Old Cleeve they have worked hard on ensuring that there is a breadth of exciting opportunities for the children that attend. Through adopting the twin approaches of growth mindset and mindfulness Dan puts the child at the centre of the learning and does all that he can do to ensure they maximise their potential both as a learner and as a citizen of the future.