Mr David Perridge
Strategic Head of Staff Development
Deputy Safeguarding Lead
(MSc, NPQH, Coach and NLP Trainer)
Throughout my 15 years at West Heath I have, in various guises, facilitated staff in their development of skills, attitudes and insights that enable them to more effectively support our students. In my current role I oversee staff development, the organising of whole school and individual training, and the review of related policies and procedures.
In addition, in the training and coaching I provide directly to staff, I help them further develop the means to skilfully manage themselves in often challenging circumstances. I also support colleagues build the skills necessary to help students develop a growing capacity for self-confidence and self-awareness.
This current academic year sees me leading two ambitious initiatives which as a school we have chosen to undertake. The first involves my delivering two day Mental Health First Aid training to all staff working directly with children and young people here at West Heath. The second involves the development of links with other schools and charities with whom we can share our knowledge and expertise.