Chair of Trust Board
Gerry studied Spanish and Latin American Studies at Newcastle University and completed his PGCE in 1972. He taught modern languages in five different schools in North Tyneside and his leadership roles included Head of Sixth Form, Deputy Head and Headteacher.
In 2005 he became an independent consultant trainer, specialising in research based learning strategies, including Formative Assessment and Growth Mindset. He worked for Local Authorities and schools across the UK and abroad.
He was a mentor for the Northumberland Youth Offenders service and until recently a governor at Darras Hall Primary School.
Gerry is married with three children and five grandchildren.