About Steve Waters

40 years' experience in education: 30 years as a secondary teacher, middle leader and Assistant Principal.

6 years as a Local Authority School Improvement Consultant.

BAC approved Counsellor and a First Aid for Mental Health Instructor.

Steve has lived experience of mental ill-health. In 2008 was diagnosed with Bi-Polar Disorder during a 3-month stay in a psychiatric hospital after a severe depressive episode which nearly cost him his life.

Founding Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and an elected member of council. He has four grown-up children, one of whom is a Psychology teacher, and lives in Manchester.