Daniel Parker - Vice Principal
Having joined Avonbourne Academies in January 2020, I have a real sense of pride of where we started, what we have achieved and am truly excited for the next stage of our journey.
As a Vice Principal, I am delighted to be responsible for Raising Standards and am exceptionally proud of our Year 11 GCSE results in 2022. Furthermore, I am the SLT link to English and feel privileged to help drive excellence at both whole school and departmental levels.
I achieved a 2:1 BA (Hons) from The University of Liverpool in English Literature and Communications. Subsequently, I gained my PGCE through Teach First, qualifying from The University of Manchester. In 2022, I completed my NPQSL from University College London and United Leaning’s Senior Leadership Programme. Previously, I have taught in an inner-city school in Manchester as Head of Department for Media Studies, in Oxfordshire as Deputy Head of English and Literacy Co-ordinator and volunteered to teach in Africa on three occasions.
I believe in the work being done at Avonbourne. I consider it to be at the forefront of transformational educational change and relish working across many departments - collaborating with unrelenting leaders, teachers and support staff.
Most importantly, we are committed to being ‘unapologetically ambitious’ in delivering the highest standards of Teaching, Learning and Behaviour to develop our students. I believe that the educational philosophies which underpin our school values, will deliver excellent outcomes for our students, ensuring they progress to their desired next stage in life.