Whilst working with Andy, I was always impressed by his positivity, creativity and vision, along with his unadulterated passion to help children become the best that they can be and to overcome all obstacles in their way. I had the privilege of working with Andy throughout the first fifteen years of my teaching career which saw us both progress up the professional ladder. Throughout this time, Andy always remained fixed in his determination to teach children to be the best they could be, to aim high and to test boundaries whilst encouraging his work colleagues to do the same. His creativity meant that this allowed his colleagues to take risks and to push their own boundaries. Under his guidance I have seen shy and retiring pupils blossom into creative and aspiring young adults. By believing in people Andy ensures he gets the best out them, myself included. This is something I will always be grateful for.