Leaders help aid success

School pupils with Arefcos Technical Manager Alan Stephenson.
School pupils with Arefcos Technical Manager Alan Stephenson.

Successful businessman Gary Burton has joined a Northumberland school’s senior management team, creating a powerful alliance to guide the future job prospects of hundreds of pupils.

He is the region’s first enterprise advisor – spearheading a North East Local Enterprise Partnership initiative embedding business leaders into secondary schools on a voluntary basis to help teachers shape the delivery of careers education.

Gary, managing director at Arefco, is offering his industry expertise as part of the team at the Northumberland Church of England Academy’s Ashington campus, where he will bring extensive industry knowledge to the school to ensure careers provision meets business need.