Dale has been fortunate enough to work in education for twenty eight years, working in seven very different types of school: from small rural to large inner-city. He has enjoyed two very successful headships, including leading the process of change from two schools into one. His teaching has been graded as outstanding in all inspections and his schools have consistently enjoyed successful Ofsted outcomes.
Over the last eight years Dale has worked as a School Adviser in Cumbria and is currently Senior Area Adviser for Education, with county wide responsibility for leadership and management.
A trained Ofsted Inspector, Dale has provided a range of professional development for leaders at all levels in schools. Most recently he has trained head-teachers and governing bodies in clusters of schools to undertake effective peer review.