Matthew Bassett


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 Current Term of Office:  6.11.19 – 5.11.23 

My son Dylan started at St Peter’s in September 2019. In the time he has attended, I’ve been extremely impressed with the community built around the school and his introduction to formal learning. It's privilege to be able to offer my support, to help the school to continue to build upon its excellent reputation and the positive learning environment that it offers to the children attending.

I have worked for many years supporting young people (teenagers and young adults), for a large period within the education system. I have a good understanding of the sector, the broader professional networks that support children at this important time in their lives, the need for clear governance that underpins best practice across all areas and the importance of involving all stakeholders to support the decision making and direction of an education establishment.

Alongside my professional experience, I have deep commitment and passion to make sure that every child that attends St Peter’s is offered the best possible chance to succeed as they move through their formal education. I’m clear this should include a broad array of experiences to support educational learning and personal development. 

Outside of work I greatly enjoy being a Dad and spending as much time outside exploring with Dylan. I have a passion for cycling and try and get out on my bike where time allows during my free time.