Chris Keen – Executive Principal

I am passionate about improving the life chances of young people, making sure academic results improve and pupils have access to opportunities beyond the classroom.

I am delighted that I have been given the opportunity to work with everyone at The Bulwell Academy — a school with huge potential — and one that I am excited to be a part of its journey and development.

I have been a Principal of secondary schools for the past 13 years, leading schools to achieve a Good Ofsted rating. For the past 8 years, I have worked for the Creative Education Trust where I amalgamated a secondary school and a sixth form to create The Hart School — a school which is now rated Good and is oversubscribed. Latterly, I was appointed Principal of Ellis Guilford School in Nottingham.

I started my career as a Teacher of English, before becoming a Head of Department, Assistant Principal for Teaching and Learning, a Deputy Headteacher in Sheffield and a Principal in a large secondary school in Sheffield, where I now live.