Phil was a member of the DfE’s Secondary Headteacher’s Reference Group for five years and was a founder member of the Careers and Enterprise headteacher group. He retired from his role as CEO in order to pursue a portfolio life which includes coaching, training, writing, podcasting and travelling. Phil’s book In Search of My Alumni reports upon the findings from a journey around England during which he hunted out people who might have been at school when he was a headteacher and asked them about their experience of secondary education.