Mr Matthew Gilberthorpe

Position: 
Head of Secondary
Qualifications: 
BA Geography, University of Sheffield, UK PGCE, Durham University, UK Masters of Education, Durham University, UK National Professional Qualification for Headship, National College for Teaching & Leadership, UK
Matthew trained to be a teacher at the University of Durham (UK) in 2004, completing his PGCE in Secondary Geography and then a Masters of Education a few years later. Since 2009 Matthew has worked internationally in schools in Malaysia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. During this time he has taught secondary business studies, economics, geography, global perspectives and history. Matthew has been a senior leader since 2010 and in 2016 successfully completed his National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH). Matthew has a strong track record of developing professional development programmes, and curriculum and assessment systems to drive standards and improve outcomes for students. He has a particular interest in research-based practice and the application of findings from cognitive science to teaching. In his spare time Matthew enjoys football, the gym and spending time with his family.