Alan Saunders

Alan Saunders

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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In Conversation: Alan Saunders

Alan Saunders is the headteacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Warrington, Cheshire.

Alan Saunders is the headteacher of St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Warrington, Cheshire.

Career Overview

Under Saunders’ leadership, the school has two main focuses, those being its ethos, which calls upon everyone to engage in the “spirit of service”, and secondly a firm belief in the importance of making sure all staff have a clear and evidence-based understanding of what good pedagogy looks like in practice. 

Emphasis on the school’s focuses became all the more important after a disappointing Ofsted outcome in 2013. Yet, viewing it as an opportunity to self-reflect on how the school could improve, Saunders oversaw a real turnaround to ensure the school received a Good grading following an Ofsted visit in January 2020 with one parent asserting ‘This school is amazing. I see my child growing and developing in a positive environment.'

In July 2020, Saunders appeared on a Leaders Council of Great Britain & Northern Ireland podcast, discussing leadership and its impact on his career to date.

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