Head of Hub - Western
Following his graduation in English from Trinity College, Carmarthen where he also learnt Welsh as a second-language, Andi has worked in a range of primary schools, serving as a Head teacher for some seventeen years.
Andi joined the school improvement service in 2007, initially supporting schools within the Carmarthen Area. In 2010, Andi undertook the role of Senior School Improvement Officer, working as Area Team Leader for the Dinefwr Area and leading on support and training provision for governors. In 2013, Andi became the Principal Challenge Adviser for Carmarthenshire before commencing in his current role in 2016.
Andi enjoys supporting the wide range of ERW school improvement activities through the Strategic Implementation Board, Strategy Team and Leading Learning Priority Board agendas. Key areas of focus and experience within Andi’s work have been effective school governance, developing middle leadership, NPQH and newly appointed Head teacher programmes. Andi contributed regularly to the National Leadership Development Board and continues to take much interest in the development of whole school leadership.
Andi has trained with Estyn in the inspection of schools and Local Authorities.
Key responsibilities and professional interests for Andi include coordination of strategic school improvement activities, Lead Creative Schools and Regional Arts and Education Network programmes. In his new role as Head of Western Hub, Andi will focus on effective and consistent Hub-working in support of the regional strategy.