Experience and Skill Set
Chris Wilson is Executive Head Teacher of Queensbury Special School. A 11- 19 years of age school for children with learning difficulties, autism, social emotional and mental health difficulties. For the last two years, he has supported the school, which has rapidly improved from serious weakness due to committed staff and a passion for unlimited potential. The school is now part of the Education Impact Academy Trust. He has a particular interest in the Quality of Education, useful statistics and data to promote efficiencies and positive education evolution and of course young people with additional complex needs. He has experience of managing finance, teams of people and developing strategies and visions into actions.
Profession and Job Roles
Chris has taught in a range of main stream and special schools in Birmingham for over 20 years. During this time, he has undertaken a range of teaching and leadership positions. Over the last 15 years, he has held a number of leadership positions within Wilson Stuart School, which has had six consecutive Outstanding judgements from Ofsted, spanning over 20 years and has now developed into the Education Impact Trust. Recently, Chris has started a role as a Governor in a PRU and has been a long standing Director of Wilson Stuart Active Society CIC.
Chris is a keen adventurer in the outdoors, whether kayaking, mountain biking, climbing, walking or anything that gets the adrenaline pumping! He enjoys experiencing adventures and time with his family and friends and has a love for science fiction and adventure reading.
Education can break down barriers. As a child that struggled with Dyslexia in a primary school. Some inspirational teachers and Head teachers spent time in going back to the fundamentals. This resulted in exceptional outcomes at for GCSE’s, A Level, Degree, post graduate degree and finally a ‘Distinction’ in a Master’s in Education. This outstanding education gave Chris the drive to follow a pathway in education and more importantly to raise aspirations. The field of Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) often has stigma’s attached and aspirations can be deflated. Chris firmly believes in young people, regardless of their needs, being able to unleash their limitless potential.