St Christopher’s School,

Lincoln NOR 287
02/013 to 2017


The Lincoln St. Christopher’s School is a large special school for pupils with moderate, severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, many of who have autistic spectrum disorders. (Ages 3-19)

Key achievements:


Successfully merged two special schools to create a successful large  all age generic special school across two sites. 

"The merger of the two schools has been a huge challenge for everyone involved but strong, purposeful leadership by the headteacher, means firm foundations are being laid for a bright future"


Debra McCarthy, Lead inspector- Ofsted Inspection Jan. 2014
















I am a recently retired head teacher with over 35 years’ experience in special education, 24 of which were as a headteacher. I have successfully led schools from special measures to outstanding level.  I am also a trained section 5 and section 8 inspector being seconded in 2010/11 to act as an HMI Inspector.  


I achieve results by drawing on my 24 years’ headship experience in which I successfully run four good and outstanding special schools as well as my excellent communication and team leadership skills.


'Allan is an outstanding head teacher leading with integrity, creativity, resilience, and clarity. Through times of great challenge Allan has consistently and compellingly led the school by having a definite and realistic vision of the school and building powerful strategic leadership, empowering all pupils and staff to excel.'


Recommendation from Jan Shaw - Chair of Governors - St. Christophers School.

Allan Lacey- curriculum vitae



Ofsted – (HMI) Ofsted Section 5 Inspector 2009- 2010



Full time secondment to Ofsted


Key achievements:


Successfully led four Section 5 inspections

Additional Inspector in eight Section 5 inspections



Headteacher experience 




Queen's Park School

South Park, Lincoln

2004-2013 NOR 95


The Lincoln Queens Park School was a large special school for pupils severe or profound and multiple learning difficulties, many of who have autistic spectrum disorders.(3-19)


Key achievements:

Led the transformation of a school in special measures to outstanding in a period of six years.


" Leadership and management at all levels have been outstanding in maintaining the school’s exceptional performance"


Alan Lemon Lead inspector December 2011


Headteacher -Westlands School- Stockton NOR 165 ESBD 2001-2003


Headteacher Springwell School Hartlepool NOR 90 SLD/PMLD 1995-2001


Key achievements:

Successfully led two special schools to good from requiring improvement.