More Detailed CV

2005–2020Headteacher Hotspur Primary, Heaton
2001-2005Headteacher West Walker Primary, Walker
1994-2001Deputy Head Christ Church CE Primary, Shieldfield
1990–1994Class teacher St Anthony’s CE Primary, Walker
1989-1990Teacher Windlestone Hall Residential Special School (secondary)
  • Four OFSTED inspections at Hotspur – all graded ‘good’ – all different
  • Singing is a huge passion, organising many large-scale concerts and events including the two-year Concordia project funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation
  • Two terms as part-time Associate Head of Heaton Manor Secondary School
  • Managing a diverse work force of over 70 people for 50 weeks of the year meeting the educational, care and pastoral needs of 440 children and their families
  • Managed two year vocal project funded by Paul Hamlyn Foundation (£180,000) focusing disadvantaged communities
  • No Outsiders Project gaining national recognition for work in inclusion and diversity
  • Awarded Platinum Sing Up Award and Platinum Artsmark Award
  • Developed a vibrant, stimulating, localised curriculum that encompasses the National Curriculum, Key Skills, Hotspur Core Values and is enjoyed by children, their families and staff
  • Other roles/responsibilities
  • Chair of Trustees of Sing for Pleasure
  • Board member of Culture Bridge North East
  • Chair of Newcastle Cultural Education Partnership
  • Board member of Music Partnership North
  • Board member of Schools North East
  • Chair of Newcastle Primary Heads Network
  • Lecturer at Newcastle (Music and Maths) and Northumbria Universities
  • Occasional lecturing at Sunderland, Edge Hill and Roehampton Universities
  • Member of Newcastle’s Fairness Commission
  • North of England Classic FM Music Teacher of the Year 2001

Personal Interests

  • Conductor of children’s singing groups
  • Member of Sine Nomine International Touring Choir – recent tours include Tuscany and Germany and performances throughout the UK
  • Enthusiastic cook and entertainer
Miles conducting children at Newcastle City Hall
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