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Tom Cragg

Tom Cragg


  • Experienced SLT member and Headteacher
  • Specialises in Modern Foreign Languages, curriculum design and leadership
Subject,Key Stage,Curriculum

Can you tell me a bit about yourself and what motivates you?

I am a passionate leader of education, a linguist, a musician and a father of three. Throughout my career I have been motivated by giving pupils the best possible educational experience they can have; whether that be in the classroom or through my leadership.

What is your educational experience and key qualifications?

I am a Modern Foreign Languages graduate. I studied German and French at university and spent extended periods of time abroad, giving me a high level of proficiency in each language. I also completed an A level in Italian at Adult College to test my teaching methods. I have worked in secondary schools for 23 years as a teacher, Middle Leader, Advanced Skills Teacher, SLT member and as a Headteacher.

What are your educational specialisms?

My particular areas of expertise lie in teaching, learning and curriculum design. I also specialise in system-level leadership and management themes such as organisational structures and line management. 

What do you enjoy most about working in education?

I love the fact that no two days are ever the same and how young people can constantly surprise and inspire you. It is also a privilege to work around like-minded adults who are committed to the cause.

What do you like doing outside of work?

I sing semi-professionally, enjoy cycling on and off-road and above all, love spending time with my children.