Ian Burchett | Education Director

Ian Burchett | Education Director

Born in Essex and later Norwich, Ian graduated university with a degree in Mathematics to become a Chartered Accountant in London. Following a change of career in 2002, he studied for a PGCE and whilst teaching in a number of schools, progressed through a curricular route to become an Executive Principal with oversight of both Primary and Secondary schools in the Norfolk region as well as some time spent seconded as Commercial Director, bringing together the business operations of a fledgling MAT that has since grown into a high performing group of schools.

He is passionate about education making a difference for those in society who need it the most, seeing education as both emancipatory and necessarily inspiring.

He lives with his family and enjoys all manner of sporting activities. An ex-rugby player, snowboarder, american footballer and in recent years notably running, hiking, bouldering and road cycling, he likes to get out and be active whenever possible.