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 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 thus ensuring transition between the schools is embedded.
Valuing gentleness and humility and embracing traditional values Adam respects individuality and the development of good character as well as high achievement.
In 2019, both schools recorded their best ever outcomes in National tests.
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 and St. Peter's C of E First School in Williton. Janine was previously our Director of Early Years but was promoted to take on two headships in September 2019. She is supported in her role by two Deputy Headteachers, Mrs Maida White (St. Peter's) and Ms Karen Mills-Bown (St. Michael's).
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.