Neil Stirrat

Head of School

Head of School, Designated Safeguarding Officer and Standards Committee Member


Neil has many years’ experience as a class teacher, numeracy coordinator and phase leader in both Essex and his home county of Northamptonshire. He has taught across the key stages including preparing children for SATs examinations in year 6. Neil has also worked as a one-to-one maths tutor for students in key stage 3.

Neil strongly believes in a policy of inclusion in primary education and is qualified in British Sign Language, having taught deaf children as part of his class for 3 years. Neil also has experience of teaching pupils with a range of special educational needs including autism, dyslexia and physical disabilities. 

Joining the Cooks Spinney team in September 2015, Neil is ready for the challenge of improving standards across the school and making Cooks Spinney an outstanding place to learn and teach.