Richard is a National Leader of Education and has been head of three primary schools. He is chief executive and executive headteacher of the Ebor Academy Trust, which he was instrumental in founding in December 2013. Richard is a Fellow of the National College for Teaching and Leadership and has a strong track record of successfully leading, managing and improving primary schools. A firm believer in collaborative working, Richard has established many strategic partnerships in education with the shared focus of improving life chances for children and young people. He has also established two international education partnerships, in Madrid and Singapore.