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Mr Ashley Wright, Head of History

Mr Wright grew up in Plymouth and achieved A-levels in History, English, Christian Theology and General Studies at St Boniface College. He then studied History at Canterbury Christ Church University, which included a six months placement at Universitie Catholique De Lille in France. In 2014 Mr Wright completed a PGCE at Aberystwyth University in Wales.

Mr Wright’s hobbies include playing clarinet, piano and saxophone. He has also played for the Isle of Wight Rugby Club since 2014. Mr Wright loves travelling; his favourite destination is Burma (Myanamar).



Before studying for his PGCE, Mr Wright worked as a Learning Support Assistant at Chelfham Senior School – a school for behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. On his placement in Wales he taught at Crickhowell High School in the Brecon Beacons, before spending four months at Bro Gwaun in Fishguard.

Before joining The Island Free School, Mr Wright taught for three years at Cowes Enterprise College as a History teacher. He was also a Crew Captain, helping with the running of inter house events.

Mr Wright’s goals…

My aim is to make History fun and accessible for all. If you stop learning, you stop creating history and become history.
Mr Wright

Mr Ashley Wright

Head of History



A-Levels in History, English, Christian Theology, General Studies -St Boniface College, Plymouth

BA (Hons) History – University of Plymouth

PGCE – University of Aberystwyth

Pupil progress

Expectations of pupil progress

A progress measure identifies improvement in learning and therefore is a good measure of the impact an individual teacher has had on a pupil or class. Pupils are expected to make a minimum of 3 points’ progress in each subject each year. As part of teacher appraisals we will report on the average progress made by classes taught by each of our teachers. An average of three points is the expected progress measure. A progress measure of 4 points or more highlights good to outstanding teaching and learning. All progress measures at the Island Free School are taken from externally marked or moderated exams taken at the end of the year.

Mr A. Wright – Head of History

Average Progress made by:
All pupils taught: 3.6
Girls: 3.7
Boys: 3.4
Free Schools Meals pupils: 3.2
Pupil Premium: 3.6
SEN pupils: 3.2


Contact info

Got a question? Email Mr Wright

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