Dr Nicholas Capstick, OBE

CEO, Risk & Audit and Teaching & Standards committees

I am currently the CEO of the White Horse Federation with overall responsibility for its performance and delivery. I am directly accountable to the Executive Board of Directors and the Chair.

As well as overseeing the educational arm of the organisation I have a more direct portfolio of leading and managing our teaching schools and the Central Support infrastructure. In addition I currently have a school improvement role with two WHF schools. I also work on a regular basis for the Regional School’s Commissioner supporting the academies programme and vulnerable schools across the South West.

Professional Qualifications

  • PhD Educational Psychology and Management (Modular)
  • MSc Educational Management
  • B’Ed 1st English and Drama

Significant Achievements

  • Awarded the Order of the British Empire for Outstanding Services to Education, 2016
  • Head teacher of the Year Award 2009
  • National Leader of Education
  • Pride of Swindon Award
  • National GTC Award – Carol Adams Memorial Award
  • Drove Primary School runner up as “The Most Outstanding School of the Year Award 2012”


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