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Peter Ireland

MA in Educational Leadership Course Author

Peter authored much of the content for the MA in Educational Leadership.

He taught in a boys’ independent school and two comprehensives before becoming the head of Nelson Thomlinson School, Wigton, which he took from under-achievement to recognition as one of the best-performing schools in the country. During this time Peter was also seconded to another large secondary school, which he led out of Special Measures - a feat he achieved in just two terms.

The Sunday Times called him “The Model Headteacher”. Her Majesty’s former Chief Inspector of Schools, Sir Chris Woodhead, called him “The best head I ever met while I was Chief Inspector.”