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Buckinghamshire County Council School Improvement Service

Dave Preston Deputy School Improvement Manager Dave has over 20 years experience in secondary school leadership across curriculum and pastoral areas. In addition he has experience at executive level in sales and marketing. Before joining the school improvement service in 2005 Dave worked as a deputy Head teacher in a large high school which included experience as acting head. Since joining the school improvement team Dave has provided leadership on the 14-19 Implementation Plan and worked with the Government Office South East on developing 14-19 strategy and provision. He has led local authority reviews of schools and chaired several school improvement service monitoring groups of schools in special measures. As deputy school improvement manager he has worked cross phase with over 100 schools providing leadership and management support as well as advising parents and other stakeholder groups.

Dave’s contact details: Telephone 01494 475337 Email:

Dave‘s areas of expertise and interest include:     

NPQH School improvement strategy and implementation Governor training School performance review Leadership and management

Dave Preston Pen Portrait