Leek school welcomes new head teacher Tom

CHEADLE born-and-bred Tom Hutchinson is the new head teacher at St Edward’s Church of England Academy in Leek.

The 35 year old trained as a geography teacher at Lancaster University after leaving St Joseph’s College in Stoke-on-Trent

He was previously principal at The University Church of England Academy in Ellesmere Port, which opened in 2009 at a cost of £25 million, and has more than 800 pupils.

Education runs in the Hutchinson family as both of Tom’s parents, who live in Cheadle, are head teachers.

A married man with three children, Tom has a passion for the outdoor life.

Right: Tom pictured The University Church of England Academy.