Vice Principal, St Aldhelm's Academy
Allen Bird is currently the Vice Principal of St Aldhelm’s Academy in Dorset. In August he will be assuming the position of Director of Education for Fortes Education. Fortes run the Regents School in Dubai as well as a string of nurseries. They are currently building a new school for 3,000 children in Dubai, opening in September 2015, and have further expansion plans in the region.
Allen can approach the event from the perspective of working in a challenging school, re-launching a school under a new ethos and working to ensure common standards and consistency across a group.