Senior Leadership Team
David Shepherd was born in Manchester. Childhood holidays spent exploring the castles of Wales planted in him a strong interest in History. This passion for the past grew at Stretford Grammar School. Thanks to his inspirational History teachers and fondly remembered educational visits all over the industrial north, the choice to study History for his degree was an easy one. After graduating from Sheffield University, David first followed his other interest – writing. David spent the early years of his working life as a journalist, writing for the Weekly News, Sunday Post and Dundee Courier. However, a spell spent teaching English and Maths at night school soon propelled David along another career path – teaching (Click photo for more details)
David’s first History teacher post was in Rochdale, an experience that gave him a great grounding in all aspects of the job, and also introduced him to his future wife – a fellow French teacher at the school. David progressed on to teach for two years at Shavington High School, before arriving at Malbank in 1997. In his first two years of teaching A Level, a certain John Harrison was in his History class.
David enjoys the endless variety of his role at Malbank. He became Head of 6th Form in 2002 and joined the Senior Leadership Team as an Assistant Head in 2005. He relishes the continuing challenges of a role that is always evolving, currently with responsibility for examinations and teacher professional development, among many other things. Working with the excellent young people of Malbank is his daily inspiration.
David and his wife are enjoying watching their daughter progress through secondary school. In his spare time David enjoys reading, walking and swimming and playing both the guitar and piano badly. He continues to write, and has a number of fantasy fiction novels to his name..
David is a teacher of history and an Assistant Headteacher at Malbank. He is also in charge of exams, educational visits and staff CPD. He is the proud leader of the Dorfold house.