Michael Cooper has had a distinguished career in education in England in both the independent and maintained sectors, as well as in Schools overseas in Europe in Africa and Asia.  After a Headship of a 1,200 pupil secondary school in East Sussex he became Principal of the British School in the Netherlands, a 3-18 school on four sites with 1,400 pupils on the roll.  From there he returned to the UK as Head of The Latymer School, Edmonton, London, with 1,350 pupils including a sixth form of 440.  He has been a governor of Middlesex University and is currently Chair of the Peninsular Learning Trust, a MAT in Cornwall.