Meet The Team
Richard Bernard – Headmaster Northampton School for Boys
Educated at Loughborough University in Physical Education and Sport Science, Richard has held the post of Headmaster of Northampton School for Boys since August 2014.
During his time at Northampton School for Boys, Richard has led the school to an 'outstanding' in all aspects Ofsted inspection, National Support School status, successful Teaching School redesignation, recognition from the Secondary of State for Schools as one of the highest achieving secondary schools in England for GCSE examinations and the number one ranking in England for State School competitive sport.
Prior to his time at Northampton School for Boys, Richard has worked in three previous schools over a twenty-two year period holding a variety of curriculum and pastoral management roles including seven years as Vice Principal at another Teaching School, Brooke Weston Academy in Northamptonshire.
Richard holds the Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and National Leader of Education status and he also undertakes inspections for Ofsted.
Matthew Edwards – Deputy Headmaster and Director of Teaching School
Matthew has been at Northampton School for Boys for fifteen years and within that time has gained extensive experience of all aspects of Senior Management and Leadership, including Admissions, Data Management and Analysis, Finance, Personnel and Curriculum issues. Prior to this he also had many years of Pastoral experience as a Head of Year in a previous school. He is currently a Deputy Headmaster at NSB and has also been designated as a Specialist Leader of Education.
He has had the exciting task of establishing, developing and raising the profile of the Northampton Town and County Teaching School Alliance within the county and regionally within the East Midlands. He has been chair of the East Midlands Teaching School Alliance (EMTSA) for the last two years.
Matthew is always delighted to talk with any individuals or schools who feel they may be able to contribute to and strengthen the work of the Alliance.
Leaders of Education
We often draw upon the experience and expertise of the numerous Leaders of Education named below
National Leaders of Education (NLE)
Richard Bernard - Headmaster, Northampton School for Boys
Mark Currell - Headteacher, Roade Primary School
Specialist Leaders of Education (SLE)
Angie Alloway - (Primary Science) Studfall Junior School
Jo Brooks - (Primary Leadership/Mathematics) St James CEVA Primary School
Farid Charidine - (Secondary MFL) Northampton School for Boys
Matthew Edwards - (Leadership/Secondary Mathematics) Northampton School for Boys
David Hodgson - (Secondary Science) Northampton School for Boys
Matt Kneeshaw - (Leadership/Behaviour) Northampton School for Boys
Jane MacDonald - (Secondary English) Northampton School for Girls
Richard Murphy - (Secondary Design Technology) Northampton School for Boys
Richard Peel - (ICT) The Cottesloe School
Kat Pennington - (Primary Mathematics/English) Independent Consultant
Annette Soden - (Primary/Secondary MFL) DSLV
Helen Topping Shaw - (Leadership/Secondary English) Northampton School for Boys
Tracy Tyrrell - (Primary Science) Irchester Community Primary School
Lucy Westley - (Primary Mathematics/English) Tiffield/Stoke Bruerne Primary School