Mike Allen has 25 years primary school headship experience. Since retiring in 2004 he has been commissioned as Acting Headteacher in eleven mainstream primary schools ranging from 44 to 340 pupils. He is currently Vice Chair at The Peak Academy, a special school for Social, Emotional and mental health issues with responsibility for Personnel. As a governor at Gloucester Academy he is responsible for Leadership and Safeguarding. He is on the Gloucestershire Acting Headteacher Register and is a member of a local Baptist Church.