Richard started his career at Barnehurst Juniors and then took on the role of English lead in his second year. In addition, Richard worked as an associate helping the trust with English and was a member of the senior leadership team in his 4th and final year at Barnehurst. Richard then decided to travel the world and took several roles in teaching positions while abroad, mainly teaching English to foreign students across South East Asia. Upon his return Richard was delighted to accept a position at Lessness Heath where he has worked across Years 4, 5 and 6 over the last two years as well as taking on phase leader roles for both upper and lower KS2.
This year Richard has responsibility for leading the Language for Life Curriculum development hub which has the aim of moving forward English, Spanish and speaking and listening teaching and learning across the school. As part of his role as the English lead at Lessness, Richard is committed to achieving the very highest of standards for the children in our care and feel as though effective communication skills, particularly the ability to actively listen, speak confidently as well as articulate information clearly, will be integral skills that children will need in the employment market of the near future.