Name: Matthew Munro BA PGCE MSc PQH

Position: Principal

Question 1: How many years teaching have you had to date?

I have over twenty-five years’ experience in post-primary education in England

Question 2: What positions or roles have you had over these years

I have taught in seven different schools covering a wide variety of types. State schools and private, mixed schools and single sex, selective grammar schools and high schools. My most recent posts have been

Headteacher at Meopham School in Kent
Senior Secondary Adviser with Kent Local Authority
Deputy Headteacher at Walderslade Girls’ School in Medway
Question 3: What are you most looking forward to in your role in Breda Academy?

I am relishing the opportunity to lead a new school for South Belfast, working with a committed and hard working staff who willing to embrace new opportunities and new techniques. This will ensure that the students of Breda Academy achieve exceptionally well and so can access a broad range of futures either in employment or further and higher education.

Question 4: Possibly an informal question e.g. How do you like to spend your spare time?

Family always keeps my busy and grounded outside work, but I also read whenever I can. One of my favourite authors is George RR Martin of Game of Thrones fame who said “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, a non-reader lives but one.” Escaping into a good book, either on my kindle or in traditional printed versions is a great way to relax at the end of a long day.