Benjamin Barker is currently the vice principal of Kings Leadership Academy in Warrington, an outstanding academy which enjoys some of the best results in the north-west. Ben studied at the University of Leeds gaining an honours degree in biology as well as a master’s degree in bioscience. Benjamin began his teaching career at Ormiston Bolingbroke academy, and was quickly promoted to Key Stage 4 science coordinator and part of the teaching and learning team, specialising in e-technologies. Benjamin then moved over to Kings as an assistant principal, later to become vice principal in a school that has picked up a whole host of awards since its inception. Benjamin leads on the EdTech development at Kings, supporting schools across the country. He is still very much an active practitioner in his science classroom. When not in school, Benjamin can be found playing American football in Liverpool or at home with his fabulous wife (head of dance at an OAT school) and their two young sons.
- Channel 4: Pedagogy
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