Luke graduated with a first class BA (Hons) in Primary Education at the University of Durham in July 2012. He completed his NQT year at a primary school in Middlesbrough and was appointed Maths lead after relocating to Yorkshire in his 2nd year of teaching. At the end of his second year of teaching, Luke was appointed Assistant Head at the same school.
With a passion for maths, Luke was heavily involved in writing the primary schemes of work in the initial set up of the White Rose Maths Hub and successfully introduced a mastery approach to maths teaching during his time as Assistant Head.
In 2015, Luke was appointed Primary Lead Practitioner for the trust and worked closely with the Principals of the primaries on academy improvement. He successfully introduced an rigorous assessment system at Dixons Music Primary and was appointed Senior Vice Principal at the academy in 2016 playing a key role in helping the academy achieve its outstanding Ofsted judgement.
He is also a freelance musical director and conductor.
Luke has sat on the Department for Education Expert Review Panel for Key Stage 1 Assessments and has recently co-authored a chapter on music curriculum development for the University of Cambridge.
Luke is Principal of Dixons Music Primary and strategic lead for strategy, safeguarding (Designated Safeguarding Lead), culture and curriculum.
He is currently leading on the academy's cradle-to-career model in partnership with Reach Academy, Feltham, do develop a Dixons Cradle-to-Career model a pipeline of support for children growing up in Bradford, designed to enable lives of choice and opportunity.