Nick White - Professional Development & Support

Nick White is joint manager of the Eden Academy's Professional Development and Support Service (PDSS). His role involves developing and maximising opportunities for professional development and collaboration, and has included the creation of a leadership skills training programme and the construction of a professional development website for the use of all Eden Academy staff.

He has been a teacher since 1997 and has taught at Alexandra School since 2002, including children from three key stages with a wide range of special needs. He continues to teach at Alexandra for two days a week and is subject leader for music. He was a founder member of the Department for Education's Teacher Reference Group, contributing views and providing feedback on policy development and implementation.

He is also a trustee, volunteer and former holiday organiser for the Newman Holiday Trust, an organisation which provides holidays for children with disabilities.