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Meet the Head

A Brief Pen Portrait:

I was born in Liverpool and was brought up in Wallasey Village, the youngest of 4 brothers. My mother was a nurse and my father, a former military police officer, was the director of a travel business.

I have always been a keen sportsman.  As well as playing rugby and athletics, as a teenager  I became interested in outdoor pursuits and won several regional mountain races before turning to Rock Climbing and Mountaineering which remain close to my heart, I am currently the Chairperson of the “Friends of Oaklands” support group. 

Mr. Whiteley

Between 1982 and 1985 I worked as an Outdoor Pursuits Instructor , spending a year at Oaklands - Wirral’s own outdoor Centre, before going to University to study Physical Education and Biology , where I gained a Bachelor of Education Honours degree.

I have enjoyed a varied teaching career, working in Manchester, Liverpool and Wirral as a Teacher, Head of department, Director of Specialism, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher.

Over the past 2 years, the school has changed a lot. We are working closely with our Primary partners to create a rich learning community within Wallasey. We have worked hard to ensure that the school has a quiet and calm atmosphere in which students can learn. We insist on good manners and our standards of behaviour and dress are exemplary.

Our aim continues to be not only to develop good learners, but to develop outstanding young men.