Mr. Harvey RJ Trump
MA in Education; NPQH
I have worked in the independent sector in the UK, since I completed my Liverpool University degree in 1990 and have primarily taught History and Physical Education from Year 6 to Year 13. Previously I was a professional cricketer for ten years and went on to become Deputy Head in a 2-18 co-educational HMC (Headmasters' and Mistresses' Conference) boarding school in the Midlands, where I co-ordinated pastoral and academic operational matters for all students. This was alongside the responsibility for line managing the boarding life of the school, where I could utilise my previous experiences as a boarding Housemaster and an Ofsted and Independent Schools’ Inspector.
My leadership roles have seen me develop the strategic aspects throughout the schools and develop a strong team of individuals to work alongside and develop all learners. I, like any passionate lifelong learner, have continued to develop my educational training and understanding, through the completion of my Qualified Teacher Status and I then looked towards leadership through the NPQH (National Professional Qualification for Headship), the Academy Principal Programme and my Master’s in Education. More recently, I have become a trainer for the ‘National Professional Qualification for Middle and Senior Leadership’ with London College University.
Following my first Head Teacher/Principal role in 2012 in the UK, I moved to the Middle East in 2015 to gain international experience and I have spent the last seven years as a leader (Vice Principal and Principal) in the UAE and Africa, where the aim was to further develop academic achievement and progress in the schools, I worked in. As grades improved for all learners at the Cambridge Checkpoint, and the significant development of grades at IGCSE and A Level/IBDP in mixed ability cohorts, the reputation of the schools was enhanced. Examples are seen from Capital, GEMS and Regent International Schools, where over a 20% increase in the previous pass rate was achieved in one year; at St. Dominic’s in the UK the school constantly achieved over 90%, 5 A*-C at GCSE and 100% pass rate at A Level.