Chris Passey

Deputy Head, SENDCo

Chris is a passionate educator and has been at Kimichi since September 2016 where he joined as our Year 6 English and Maths teacher. Becoming Deputy Head in 2017 and SENDCo in 2019, Chris has firmly helped shape and mould the school under the stewardship of Sally and the team.

Responsibilities across the school also include Curriculum, Personal Development and specifically English. As SENDCo, Chris is committed to ensuring that all students have parity of access to the Kimichi Curriculum and that no ‘SEND’ should inhibit the individual success of each child.

Committed to his own development, Chris is studying for an MA in Educational Leadership with Coventry University.

Outside of Kimichi, Chris is co-Musical Director of Birmingham Voices, a professional choir that has toured the UK with Josh Groban, Russell Watson and works regularly with BBC Songs of Praise and Raymond Gubbay Ltd.

Chris was made a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts in March 2016 and admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching in January 2023 in recognition of a significant and sustained contribution to the teaching profession. As the highest and most prestigious category of membership at the Chartered College, it is a mark of a the achievements, skills and expertise as a teaching professional.

In June 2023, Chris was made a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute as well as being internationally recognised with Chartered Manager status (CMgr, FCMI)


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