My name is Pete Hales and I am delighted to be Head Teacher of Willow Primary Academy. I have been teaching since 2002 and I have worked in schools in Birmingham and Gloucestershire. I was Head Teacher at my previous school since April 2014 and helped support the school on its journey to a Good Ofsted rating. My educational philosophy is ‘What is the impact on the children?’ When I make a decision I always consider that question. Our new school dog, Nico, accompanies me to school every day and I am sure he will be great hit amongst the children, staff, parents and wider community.
I have three children at home including two who are adopted and I love spending time with my family. I also love football and am an avid supporter of Liverpool Football Club and have an extensive knowledge of their history.
Deputy Head Teacher
Deputy Head Teacher
I have been teaching for over 15 years and have experience of working in three different primary schools. I was previously Deputy Headteacher at Willow Primary, but am currently in the role of Acting Headteacher. Like many people who are passionate about their career, I find that I work at my best when faced with a fresh and exciting challenge. The happiness, well-being and success of every child is of utmost importance to me and it is only through a supportive partnership between child, parent and school that we can achieve this.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my two children who keep me very busy. I also have a lively dog called Brody, who needs regular walking and entertaining to tire him out. My cat, Millie, is getting old now, so she is just happy being curled up on my lap in the evenings and enjoying a stroke.
This is my first year at Willow Primary Academy and I am very excited to be a part of this new team!
I have been teaching for over 8 years and have previous experience of working in a junior school in the Forest of Dean. I have a passion for the teaching of reading and writing, whilst staying true to my inner child and being involved in as much sport as possible!
When I am at home, I love nothing better than sit with my two children and wife watching a feel good film.
During better weather, I love a good bike ride as the sun rises!
Communication and Interaction Centre Lead
phone: 01452 526442 ext: 5
Family Welfare Officer