Chief Executive Officer
Tony Ryan has been working in education for 32 years, spending 18 in senior management and 11 as headteacher in two very diverse secondary Academies. Tony has worked with a range of organisations both as a trust member and at board level and recently led a group of headteachers to bring a secondary free school bid from inception through approval, to planning for a £18 Million new build secondary school, due to open its doors to students in 2018.
Tony entered teaching almost by accident, rediscovering a love of learning as a motor vehicle engineer. He completed his initial teacher training in London, qualifying as a teacher of design and technology. He later completed an MA in Educational Studies, majoring in the use of information technology which he went on to teach and lead across a number of schools.
Tony is an active Fellow of The Royal Society of the Arts.Back to D&T Association Staff