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Dixons Allerton Academy

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Matthew Sanderson

Head of Secondary School

Matt qualified as a PE teacher in 2006 having completed the Graduate Teacher Programme. Matt moved to Dixons City Academy in 2016 following successful spells teaching in two large high schools, where he held the position of Head of Year, Assistant Principal and Deputy Headteacher.

As an Assistant Principal at his first school Matt led on data and student outcomes and was part of a senior team that led the school to record breaking results and established the school as one of the top performing schools in the local area. Later, as Deputy Headteacher Matt was able to drive improvement in student outcomes and pastoral care.

During his seven years at Dixons City Academy, Matt has led on culture and safeguarding and played a key role in the school achieving a judgement of outstanding in all areas during the schools last Ofsted inspection. Despite incredibly strong ties to Dixons City, the chance to come and work at Dixons Allerton as the Head of Secondary was too strong a pull to turn down.

Matt believes that purpose not power, consistency and warmth are the key drivers in ensuring a school community thrives. Matt is excited about working with staff, families, and students to ensure every student develops good moral principles, achieve exceptional outcomes, and have ambitious life choices.