ASCL President 2018-19
Richard started his teaching career in Leicester before moving to Leeds as a Head of Department. Having worked as a Deputy Headteacher in a Bradford school he took up his first Headship in Leeds in 2001 before joining Harrogate Grammar School as Headteacher in 2007. Richard is a National Leader of Education and has worked as an Ofsted Inspector but much prefers to focus on his work as Headteacher and Director of the Red Kite Alliance, a thriving partnership of over 40 schools in the Leeds, Bradford and North Yorkshire area. More recently, Richard has become CEO of the Red Kite Learning Trust, a growing MAT built on the same strong collaborative values that has supported and sustained the Alliance.