Richard is a part time consultant school improvement officer for Rochdale LA. Previously he held the full time post of senior school improvement manager for the LA where his major responsibilities were to ensure that schools causing concern to the LA and those in OFSTED categories improved rapidly. He regularly worked in primary and secondary schools including those with VI forms.
Richard has also been a registered OFSTED inspector and led many inspections of primary and secondary schools. He has been a registered trainer of OFSTED inspectors.
In his spare time Richard enjoys playing golf, reading and attending the theatre.