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.
Education is the best instrument to build a better world. Living in peace is achieved by working together and celebrating our cultural diversity and similarity.