Name: Mr Gary Peat
Date of appointment: Ex officio
Term of office: Ex officio
Appointing body: Governing Body
Other school governance roles: None
Business interests*: None
Material interests: None
Attendance record (last academic year): 100%
*Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests, which may have a bearing on decisions they make

Following a football apprenticeship at Bradford City AFC, I developed an interest in sports coaching during my university years and gained qualifications across a number of sports.

It was a natural progression to move into teaching and I gained my first job as a Teacher of Physical Education at Aston Comprehensive School in Rotherham. I later moved to work as Head of Physical Education at King Edward VII School in Melton Mowbray and during my time there qualified as an Advanced Skills Teacher.

My next career move saw me arrive at Bridlington School and Sports College in 2003 to take up my first senior post as an Assistant Headteacher, in charge of Teaching and Learning. Highfields School in Matlock was my next destination (Deputy Headteacher), again specialising in Teaching and Learning, before being appointed to my first headship in 2013 at Woodbrook Vale School in Loughborough. During my time at Woodbrook Vale, I was designated as a National Leader of Education.

I have been Headteacher at Lady Manners School since April 2019. I am proud to lead this excellent school and continue to be enthused by its outstanding potential. I am particularly impressed with our students who represent the school with distinction across so many areas.  I want them all to aspire and thrive in our inclusive learning environment and to develop a desire to become lifelong learners in whatever sphere their unique talents lie.

I look forward to working closely with staff, students, governors and our wider school community in making our school excel across all aspects of provision.