Oliver Wright is the sector manager for Senior Leadership at Twinkl. He lives in Sheffield and before joining Twinkl, worked in primary schools in Sheffield and Derbyshire for over 20 years. His experience ranges from large city schools to small Peak District schools, including 8 years of headship in two very different schools. He still misses so many aspects (but not all!) of the job.
During his time in school leadership, he led on a whole range of developments from curriculum design, use of new technology and improving teaching and learning to improving engagement with parents and large-scale building projects as well as looking after the
thousand-and-one tasks involved in the day-to-day running of a school.
Oliver’s focus has always been on helping others to develop and that’s something he enjoys continuing at Twinkl. As well as headship, he’s been a school governor, a specialist leader in education and been involved in initial teacher training.
When not working, Oliver rides a bike and competes on road and track. He’s been riding for years and also organise a range of events and help with coaching younger riders. He’s married and has two girls at secondary school who are both involved in sports and music.
They all enjoy outdoor activities and are also kept busy with our guinea pigs and chickens.
Oliver hosts Talking Heads and enjoys talking to a wide variety of headteachers about their journeys through school leadership journeys.