Phil is Executive Principal at North Liverpool Academy, part of the Northern Schools Trust. He has been Headteacher in schools in Birmingham and Liverpool. His work includes inspection, support for schools facing challenging circumstances and mentoring leadership trainees.

He is passionate about the role of education in supporting social mobility. He believes in seeking world class education opportunities for students, regardless of background or personal circumstances.

Phil is a Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching, supporting the use of research evidence in the development of professional practice for teachers.