Mike Burgess 2016


Mike Burgess was appointed as Head in 2015 but joined the school as Deputy Head in 2010 following a spell at Sidmouth College, where he was Director of Inclusion and  SENCO. Prior to that, Mike taught Mathematics, Business Studies and Humanities to A level in a number of schools. Educated at The King’s School, Ottery St Mary, he took a couple of years ‘out’ travelling prior to completing a BA (Hons) in Geography and Economics at The University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Following a successful career in banking, Mike retired at 37 to run his farm and a number of small business enterprises. When he became the sole carer for three children, Mike relocated to rural France for 3 years to enable his children to experience an education in an alien environment. 

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