Mr Sean Starr

Senior Lecturer in Secondary Education

Email address: number: 01902 322882Location: University of Wolverhampton WE Building Walsall Campus Gorway Road Walsall WS1 3BDFaculty: Faculty of Education Health & WellbeingSchool/Institute: Institute of EducationAreas of expertise: Secondary Education


I am an educationalist with drive and ambition to succeed, who is committed to both my institution and personal development. I have a proven track record of change management; leading significant improvements through efficiency drives, control focus, and strategic leadership and innovation. I am a highly motivated, enthusiastic individual with excellent persuasion skills with the ability to engage across all types of stakeholders both internally and externally. My excellent communication skills allow me to communicate complex ideas to people of varying backgrounds as well as being able to create images in order to promote ideas. I motivate, and lead my direct and indirect team through the development of personal objectives, encouragement and goal setting.


  • February 2012- August 2012 Institute of Leadership and Management Level 5 Service Improvement Qualification- Lean
  • January 2009- October 2011 University of Warwick, MA Educational leadership and innovation, Pass Thesis title:- Raising The Achievement And Attainment Of A Vulnerable Group (Gypsy Roma Travellers) Using The Lean Six Sigma Transformation Model.
  • December 2007-July 2010 ASPECT, BTEC Education and Children’s Service Development Pass.
  • September 1998-July 1999, Qualified Teacher Status, Sans Souci Teachers' Centre, Solihull. Distinction.
  • October 1994-October 1997 University of Newcastle and University of Warwick, PhD Marine Science. Thesis title:- Biogeochemistry Of Microbial Methane Oxidation From Marine And Estuarine Environments.
  • October 1993-October 1994 University of Plymouth, MSc Applied Fish Biology Thesis title:- The Molecular Analysis Of GCAT (Glycerol:acyltransferase) From The Fish Pathogen Aeromonas Aeromonas, The Causative Agent Of Furunclosis.
  • October 1990-June 1993 University College North Wales, Bangor, BSc Marine Biology Lower Second Class Honours.


  • Starr, S. (2012), Citius, Altius, Fortius. School Science Review Number 345 p85-93: Journals.

Experience in industry

  • Assistant Principal at Smithswood Sports Colege, April 2009 to July 2009.
  • School Improvement Advisor at Solihull LA, September 2004 to September 2013.
  • Head of Department Science at Lancaster School, July 2001 to September 2004.
  • Science Teacher at Ninestiles School, July 2000 to July 2001.
  • Group worker/Head of Science at Glenthorne Youth treatment centre, July 1999 to July 2000.