Richard Edwards has eighteen years experience as Head teacher of a very successful large inner city primary school that provides education for 2 to 11 year olds. For 6 years he also ran a Children’s Centre on a complex, split and shared site providing many challenges.
Richard took the school from a Notice to Improve in 2006 to an Outstanding judgment in 2016. All the children in the school are learning English as a second language in one of the most deprived areas of the north of England yet consistently achieve standards well in excess of the national average.
Richard is a National leader of education (NLE) and his areas of expertise include, Quality of Teaching and Learning, Curriculum Delivery with an emphasis on Arts and Culture, Child Development, Staff development as well as the key elements that lead to the creation of an Outstanding school-
Leadership Development, School Ethos, Effective Parental Involvement and Inspection Preparation.
In 2018 Richard wrote an article for the TES, ‘How a Creative Curriculum can unlock pupils’ potential’, based on evidence gathered from his own school and is keen to share this approach in his future work with school leaders.
Richard has supported several schools in his capacity as an NLE and they have all made improvements in standards and curriculum quality as a consequence.