Graham joined The Two Counties Trust in the role of Executive Headteacher in April 2022. He works in collaboration with the Trust’s executive team, contributing to a culture of continuous school improvement and in providing support, guidance and challenge to school leaders within the Trust.
After graduating with a BA Hons Degree in English Literary Studies, he began teaching at a school in Wakefield in the late 1990s where he went on to become a successful middle leader, senior leader and then Deputy Headteacher in the school which was judged outstanding in three consecutive Ofsted inspections under three differing frameworks, between 2005 and 2013. The school’s transformative journey helped secure exceptional outcomes for students. Graham then became Senior Director of Education and Lead Headteacher for a large MAT based in West Yorkshire, supporting a number of schools, before joining Delta Academies Trust as Principal, leading a secondary school in Hull to its best ever progress and attainment, two years running, which culminated in a highly positive Ofsted report.
Graham feels a great sense of pride in being part of The Two Counties Trust and its mission, to enhance students’ life choices, and its core values of Ambition, Teamwork and Honesty, resonate greatly with him. A key driver that is important to Graham is ensuring that all students and staff within the Trust feel empowered to maximise their potential and to succeed through striving for excellence.