Mr Baines was appointed Headteacher of Howden-le-Wear Primary School in January 2011. He graduated from Lancaster University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education (QTS) and completed his National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) in 2003. Mr Baines has held a number of leadership positions across two Local Authorities in the North East of England and this is his first Headship.
Since April 2015, Mr Baines has worked with Durham Local Authority to provide school to school support to another Durham school in the role of Advisory Headteacher.
Mr Baines is a Director for Howden le Wear Pre-School Ltd, our school Nursery facility; and has no relevant business interests and pecuniary interests that impact on his role as a governor.