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Deputy Headteacher
Mr M Laker - Curriculum

After finishing my secondary education locally in the area, I completed a Sports Science and Education Studies BA (Hons) degree at the University College of St Mark and St John in Plymouth. Teaching PE had always been my goal and straight after my degree I completed my secondary PGCE at Chichester University before beginning my first post in a large 11-18 mixed secondary comprehensive. While in my first teaching post I became a Deputy Head of Year within the school pastoral system and then moved to working alongside the school Behaviour Management team.  

Following my move to St Andrew’s in 2013 I was promoted to the schools Leadership Team where I oversaw the implementation of a new school data system. I’m my current role as Deputy Headteacher I lead on the school’s Curriculum and Assessment.  


Outside of school I am still a keen sports participant although I now balance my time on the pitch with a season ticket at Harlequin’s Rugby Club watching the professional show me how its supposed to be done. 

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