We asked Mr Cregg to answer a few questions for the newsletter. Here’s what we found…
What is your teaching background and experience?
I qualified as a teacher in 1994, having previously completed an Engineering degree. I have worked in three schools in south Manchester in a variety of roles including Head of Department, Assistant Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher. My most recent school was Priestnall School in Stockport where I was Headteacher for five years before joining The Radclyffe School in September.
What subject do you teach?
I teach Design & Technology. Although I’m currently teaching Electronics to some Year 7 and 8 groups, I’ve taught most of the disciplines within this subject , including Systems & Control, Product Design, Graphics, Food and Resistant Materials.
If you hadn’t gone into education what would you have done for a living?
I have always been very keen on both sport and the written word, so my ideal alternative career would be a sports journalist. If nothing else, it would give me the opportunity to attend some great sporting events!
What was the last book you read?
I have a keen interest in scientific books, particularly those with a focus on topics such as Physics or Cosmology. The most recent book from this genre that I have read was “The Order of Time” by Carlo Rovelli. The last novel I read (during the summer holiday) was “All the Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr – which I thought was wonderful.
What do you most like about your job?
I genuinely love my job! Having worked in education for over 25 years, I have formed very clear views on how schools should operate successfully – which essentially comes down to always retaining a clear focus on our children and keeping them at the centre of everything we do. It is a genuine privilege to be the Headteacher of The Radclyffe School and I look forward to leading us to even greater achievements in the future.