Meet our Secondary SLEs


Matt Merry

SLE designated specialism: CPLD and Science

Bottisham Village College


Portfolio of experience, skills, knowledge.

I have worked as Assistant Principal at Bottisham Village College since 2010, leading various aspects of whole-college development such as Quality of Teaching, Assessment for Learning, Student Development and Examinations.  Previous to my appointment as Assistant Principal I worked as Head of Science, also at Bottisham Village College, for 5 years.
In my role as Head of Science, we successfully applied to act as a consultant science department; I led the support of a science department in a local school, with particular focus on KS3 curriculum and assessment. More recently, I supported another local school in reviewing their Quality of Teaching and developing self-evaluation practices in this area.  I have also shared our experience of an OFSTED inspection with practitioners in other schools. I am now leading in various aspects of staff development, overseeing teacher training, NQT induction, teacher appraisal and CPD.