STEPHEN LIDDLE

An Educational Consultant and former Headteacher

Steve Liddle has 35 years’ experience in education, the last 10 as a headteacher/principal of a large inner city school/academy.

At the end of the academic year, rather than retire completely, he took the opportunity to continue supporting the teachers and schools of the future by working as a subject tutor for the charity Teach First and as an educational consultant to a number of schools.

In addition to headship, he has experience of chairing and being a member of a number of boards that have ensured the arts are developed across primary and secondary school phases and benefit the communities they serve.

Steve sees himself as a champion of the children and considers being a member of the Hull UK City of Culture 2017 Board as an opportunity not to be missed. He will be able to provide valuable support regarding child engagement and school/college involvement.

Within his own school he supported the continuation of the creative and performing arts at all stages, thereby ensuring the children received a curriculum that had breadth and balance and would allow their talents to grow.

He strongly believes that educational change should be based on solid foundations, thus ensuring the building of social capital for generations to come, and he considers Hull’s UK City of Culture 2017 programme will have the potential to reach out to all of the city’s children and far beyond.

Stephen Liddle on his appointment to the Board: “It is a chance to contribute to this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that will make a difference to the people of Hull for generations to come.”