After fifteen years as Headmaster of an independent coeducational boarding and day school, Stephen (MA Cantab, FRSA) now works as a freelance education and business consultant, providing advice and services to rural businesses in particular and to schools undergoing change, as well as offering Interim Headship. He is a school governor.
He finds Equine Facilitated Learning an especially exciting, creative and powerful means of helping young people achieve a high level of individual self-understanding and developing emotional and social skills, and delivering self-critiquing leadership and team skills to adults.
His background includes: educational experience over the 3-18 age range and across a wide ability/needs spectrum; drama production; work for the UK government in the Department of the Environment; and project management for an independent non-governmental overseas development funding agency, stimulating and supporting small-scale locally-autonomous community development schemes in the poorest areas in Africa.
Although he came to the world of horses later in life, he is a Trooper in the Light Cavalry Honourable Artillery Company, and has been a regular mounted participant in the British Military Tournament at Earls Court, London. And he plays the flute.