Meet our Team
Manjit More - Associate Head of School
Mr More is the proud Associate Head of School in charge of culture. Mr More believes having a culture of high aspirations ensures that every student can fulfil their potential. He studied for his undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at Birmingham and Oxford University and began his teaching career as part of the Teach First programme in the West Midlands in 2008. He was awarded the Teach First Teacher of the Year Award in 2010. He also worked for Teach First as a teacher educator, developing over 30 novice teachers in the Midlands across more than ten schools. He has worked as a senior leader, including as a secondary headteacher, in London secondary schools for almost a decade always working in schools that serve their local community. He is driven by his belief that a child's starting point should not determine their educational outcomes. He believes that this is the most important and best job in the world. Working with young people has convinced him that the world is in very safe hands. He is humbled and privileged to do this job.
Philip Rigby - Deputy Headteacher
Mr Rigby is honoured to be a Deputy Headteacher at Prince Albert High School. His main drive is to support people to unlock their potential and empower them to be the very best that they can possibly be. Mr Rigby has been in a leadership role within schools since 2013, where he has successfully improved standards and student outcomes as a Maths lead within three schools and in his role as a Senior Leader, across both Liverpool and Sandwell. He has a thirst for learning, indulging in podcasts and books within his own time, striving to continuously develop. This enthusiasm has enabled him to invest time not only into students’ own development as individuals, but also in staff development. To improve standards within his schools he has often worked with staff at various points of their careers, mentoring and supporting their professional development. He has a great passion for serving communities, within his role in schools, as well as in his own time through charity organisations and family support schemes supporting families to build new opportunities. He believes that this important work starts with young people in schools where he can have the greatest impact on removing students’ barriers and supporting them to set themselves up for a successful future.
Ismail Bulale - Assistant Headteacher
Mr. Bulale has consistently shown his dedication and expertise in the field of education. With a wealth of experience and a strong commitment to student success, he has made significant contributions to the growth and development of the schools and communities he has served. Mr. Bulale's passion for teaching and his ability to inspire both colleagues and students have earned him the reputation of being a respected and admired educator. With a Degree in Physics and a Master's in Education, along with his experience as a Lead Practitioner and Head of Department, Mr. Bulale brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership to his role as Assistant Head Teacher. His exceptional skills and commitment ensure a dynamic and enriching learning environment for all students under his guidance.
Karendeep Dhesi - Assistant Headteacher
Ms Dhesi is honoured to be an Assistant Head at PA High. She has worked in a number of middle and senior leadership positions, most recently as an Assistant Vice Principal leading Teaching and Learning. Her teaching career has taken her to London and Panama and she is now delighted to be home. Having been born and raised in Perry Barr, she considers it to be an enormous privilege to have the opportunity to serve the community she loves. She is determined that all students have access to the very best education. An education which not only cultivates their potential, but inspires them to make a positive difference in the world.
Megan Howes - Associate Assistant Headteacher
Megan is an Associate Assistant Headteacher at Prince Albert High School and Head of Humanities. She is passionate about equipping young people with a deep knowledge of the world around them, the ability to go beyond the limits of their personal experience and the tools with which to contribute to the greatest debates of today. She is dedicated to addressing educational disadvantage and believes that it is the role of educators to equip all students with the vocabulary, knowledge, skills and criticality to be able to tackle all social injustices head on. Within her career so far Megan has led on a whole school literacy strategy which has improved outcomes across multiple departments and is a Teach First ambassador. She is a Geography graduate and has engaged in a range of community support projects both within the UK and abroad, including supporting students in a remote village in Tanzania.
Josh Whetton - Trust Pastoral Leader
Mr Whetton is currently a Trust Pastoral Leader at Prince Albert High School. Starting his career at the age of 18, he joined Ivanhoe School in Leicestershire as a learning support assistant, shortly after starting he moved positions and became part of the pastoral team. Here he was link to Year 7 and took a lead role in transition, visiting the primary schools and setting the standards for the new students. In 2018 he went on to be a Head of Year at Hartshill Academy in Nuneaton which was situated in an area with high levels of deprivation and a community built on respect for which Mr Whetton was quick to make mutual. It was in this year Mr Whetton became a DSL, working alongside the Senior Leadership Team to improve the education and culture of his students. During this time, he led careers across the school and saw his year group through the pandemic, into their GSCEs and for two consecutive years achieved the ‘Outstanding Contribution to Pastoral Care and Attendance’ award for The Midlands Academies Trust, as nominated by his colleagues. During his time at both Ivanhoe School and Hartshill Academy, Mr Whetton learned, refined, and further developed his approaches which he now implements at Prince Albert High School. Mr Whetton strives to remove barriers to learning to enable his students to have high aspirations and most importantly to become the best version of themselves. This has been a strong belief for the 10 years he has worked in education, and he is determined to achieve this goal.
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