Oliver Handley


Vice Principal

Oliver is Vice Principal having joined Dixons McMillan in 2016. In this role he leads on Data and Curriculum and is the senior link for the Sixth Form. 

He has been teaching since 2003 in schools in Leeds, Calderdale and Bradford and working in Science leadership in inner city schools since 2010. Oliver is experienced in managing the introduction of new specifications and examination procedures and has overseen the development of quality curricula across key stages 3-5 and in all aspects of science, including Psychology. Since 2014, his experience has extended to include leading and managing across multi-academy trusts. Working with colleagues at the National Science Learning Centre and the Association of Science Education, his work on curriculum development for triple science became a national case study of good practice. 

Oliver is a Human Biology graduate from Leeds University where he studied modules on anatomy, neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology. He recently attained his Master’s degree in Teaching and Learning from Leeds Metropolitan University and successfully completed the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leaders in 2016.  

Oliver continues to teach Biology at Dixons McMillan to A Level standard.  He has led various Science networks, is a writer for the national school improvement organisation company, PiXL, and is a regular presenter at their national conferences.