Neville Coles studied Physical Education, Sports Science, History and Education at Loughborough University before entering teaching. He holds a MA in Education and NPQH. Since 1988 he has taught in Hertfordshire, Leicestershire and Somerset schools. Neville became Principal at Priory Community School in Weston-super-Mare in 2007. Priory gained an OfSTED ‘outstanding’ grade in 2014. It became an Academy in August 2011. Neville is now the Executive Principal of The Priory Learning Trust (TPLT) - formed November 2015. He works as a National Leader in Education and occasional consultant across the UK. The ‘strap-line' of PCSA and now The PLT is, ‘Students First - Cherishing Staff’. TPLT became a Teaching School Alliance in 2016.
The PLT is now a MAT of three secondary schools - Priory Community School Academy, Worle Community School Academy both in WSM and The King Alfred School Academy an 11 – 18 school in Highbridge, Somerset. The Trust is proud to also include two primary schools, Castle Batch School Academy and St Anne’s Church Academy. There are 4,720 students currently receiving their education in the Trust.