Before joining Pitsford School as Headmaster, Dr Walker was Deputy Headmaster at Loughborough Grammar School. At Pitsford he also teaches History to all of Year 7. A graduate of the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, Dr Walker has held senior leadership posts responsible for pastoral care, academic management, as well as running a Sixth Form of over three hundred students. A career-long focus for Dr Walker has been to develop a love of literature and reading within students and he has published on this, as well as addressing a number of conferences on the topic (including once sharing a platform with the former Poet Laureate Andrew Motion). In addition, Dr Walker has worked on a number of projects developing well-being and community within schools and in recognition of this he was made a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust and Farmington Institute Fellow in 2013.