A life-long Havering resident, Dean has a background in education and the not for profit sector and has been a governor at another school since 2009. He became Chair of Governors at Dame Tipping in 2022.
Professionally, Dean spent thirteen years working in secondary education, initially as a History Teacher and culminating as Associate Assistant Head. Along the way he held a number of roles including Head of Department, Head of Year, Head of House, Staff Governor and Induction Tutor. At various times he taught History, Geography, RE, Citizenship, PSHE, Sociology and Law. Dean has a BA in History & Politics and an MA in Educational Leadership & Management.
Dean was until recently the national Head of Learning at the Marine Society & Sea Cadets responsible for charity-wide learning of all cadets and adult volunteers across the organisation and line managing the four national training centres. In addition he was the charity’s national lead for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Vocational Qualifications and the National Citizen Service. He now teaches in a Havering Primary School and is lead for Primary Languages.
In his spare time, Dean is a volunteer with The Scout Association and is currently the lead volunteer for Scouting in Romford, managing the provision of Scouting to young people aged 6 to 25 across the capital and comprising of a membership in excess of 1,200 young people. He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Vice-President of Scouting in North East London.
In his spare time Dean enjoys hiking, sailing, comedy, socialising and reading.