Ask Andy

Andy Mellor – SAS National Director of Wellbeing


Andy has over 30 years experience of teaching and leading in the state education system in England.

He has taught and led in a range of schools, culminating in 17 years as Headteacher of a 2 form entry primary school in Blackpool leading the school to Ofsted outstanding in March 2016.

Since then he has opened and led the Blackpool Teaching School Alliance and supported the school led system in Blackpool being a board member for the Blackpool Opportunity Area and the Blackpool School Improvement Board.

From May 2018 to May 2019 Andy was the National President of the NAHT. He left headship in December 2019 to become National Director of Wellbeing for Schools Advisory Service, sharing the organisation’s vision for all schools to become wellbeing friendly for both staff and pupils.

Most Recently from Andy

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Building back better! Why wellbeing has to sit alongside attainment and progress moving forwards and the arrival of the N... Read More

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Uncertain times for schools, staff, parents and pupils but legislation trumps guidance. The announcement of the Prime Minister tha... Read More

Ask Andy - Blog 4

The Power of Kindness Throughout this lockdown situation we have been bombarded by bad news stories from the Press, so much so tha... Read More

Ask Andy - Blog 3

Adapting to Change Hi everybody and welcome to my monthly blog post for March 2020. One specific item has been dominating the news for the last ... Read More

Ask Andy - Blog 2

Positive Changes As we approached midnight on 31st December, I counted down my time as a Headteacher and then started t... Read More

Ask Andy - Blog 1

Making a Difference! I’d like to begin my first blog post by wishing you a belated happy new year and sincerely hope that you go... Read More

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