Nick White - Professional Development & Support

Nick White is joint manager of the Eden Academy Trust's Professional Development and Support Service (PDSS). His role focuses on maximising opportunities for professional development and collaboration within and beyond the Trust. It has included delivering courses, providing support to schools and building a professional development website for the use of all Eden Academy Trust staff.

Nick has been a teacher since 1997 and taught at Alexandra School from 2002 to 2018, including children from reception to year seven with a wide range of special needs. He has been in hisEden Academy Trust role since 2013, full time since 2018. He represented the UK special needs sector as a founder member of the Department for Education's Teacher Reference Group, where he contributed views and provided feedback on policy development and implementation.

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