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Oasis Academy Brightstowe announces new deputy principal

The new deputy principal is replacing Julia Hinchliffe, who is now Headteacher at Orchard School

Posted by Lucinda Reid | January 08, 2018 | People, policy, politics

A new Deputy Principal has been appointed at Oasis Academy Brightstowe in Bristol.

Steve Clayson joins from St. Mary Redcliffe and Temple School, where he spent almost ten years and was Assistant Headteacher during a period when it progressed from “Good” to “Outstanding.”

Married with two teenage sons, Steve lives in Yate and graduated from the University of Warwick in Microbiology and Virology. After a research post at the London Hospital looking at viruses and their links to cancer, he went into youth work and then took a teaching degree at King’s College, London.

His first teaching role was in East London and he then moved to a school in Gloucester, initially as head of Year 7 and then as advanced skills teacher, specialising in coaching and teaching and learning, before joining St. Mary Redcliffe in 2007.

In recent years Steve has also had a responsibility for improved teaching and learning across other schools in Bristol, working in partnership with leadership teams, and with Bristol City Council to address recruitment and retention issues in education through the establishment of a newly qualified teacher training programme across the city.

Last year Steve’s outstanding contribution was recognised when he received a silver award in the Teacher of the Year category at the Pearson Teaching Awards.

Steve Clayson was appointed Deputy Principal in succession to Julia Hinchliffe, who became Headteacher at Orchard School at the start of the academic year.

Joe Docherty, Principal at Oasis Academy Brightstowe, said: “Steve’s relentless focus on raising standards and accelerating pupil progress will be a central part of his new role here. We are delighted that he has joined us and I am sure everyone at Oasis Academy Brightstowe will do their utmost to make him feel welcome.”

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