Headteacher, Hawkesley Church Primary Academy
Derek has had a long association with Hawkesley. He lived on the estate for a number of years and his son and daughter attended Hawkesley Infant and Nursery School. It was during that time that he volunteered to work in the junior school. This gave him a real thirst to become a teacher. He completed an Access Course, supported by Hawkesley Junior School, and then completed a Bachelor of Education Degree at Westhill College, Birmingham University. His first teaching job was at Hawkesley too! After many years away, teaching in both Birmingham and Worcestershire, he has returned to serve the school and its community. He is extremely proud and privileged to be the Head Teacher of Hawkesley Church Primary Academy.