Jeremy Griffiths is headteacher of Ysgol Gwynedd in Flintshire. Currently he is on secondment as Executive Director of Initial Teacher Education at Bangor and Chester Universities.
Jeremy first started teaching in 1985 after graduating from Cyncoed College, Cardiff and worked in the secondary sector for nearly six years. After transferring to primary education he quickly became acting deputy headteacher before moving on to become headteacher. During his career, Jeremy has worked as a Senior Officer for Special Education and Inclusion with Denbighshire County Council and went on to become the head of a large primary school with an attached special needs school. He has been involved in many strategic developmental projects including Pioneer Schools, Schools as Learning Organisations, Leadership Standards, Education Research and has worked with the OECD.
Jeremy is a member of the first cohort of Academy Associates and has been part of the Leadership Academy’s development since the beginning. He has represented the Leadership Academy at international events such as the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI) conference in Morocco and Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in Toronto. He also contributed to Our Call to Action, with Academy Associates in cohort 1. The Leadership Academy has provided Jeremy with many opportunities and he would like to remain involved with the organisation as much as possible in the future.
“When you thoroughly enjoy what you do professionally it does not seem like work.”
To relax, Jeremy swims competitively both in indoor and open water events and enjoys learning how technology can improve his productiveness and effectiveness while working.