Dave taught physics for over 20 years in secondary schools in Liverpool and Knowsley. He has also worked as science adviser for Wirral and Liverpool, during which time he was asked to develop data analyses – long before before RAISEonline and FFT appeared on the scene!
More recently he worked with several Wirral secondary schools on a project to close the attainment gap for disadvantaged children. The project was presented to a national conference of the ADCS and as a result it has been adopted in other local authorities around the country.
Dave has developed a comprehensive suite of performance data reports for primary, junior and infant schools, the main aim of which is to get key information to schools before the end of the summer term. Feedback from schools indicates this is particularly useful, especially if a visit from Ofsted is expected before other data sources become available.
Dave has very extensive experience in providing training for teachers, headteachers and governors.