Robert is currently the Senior Executive Leader of the Orchard Community Trust-MAT. He is an experienced education professional with many years of experience in this field. He is a qualified teacher and has during his career been a teacher, deputy Headteacher and he has been a Headteacher of two schools. He has worked for different local authorities as an Advisor, Strategic Manager and most recently as the Acting Assistant Director for Learning Services.

Robert is experienced in supporting and challenging schools to help them to improve and has experience of developing teaching and learning across Early Years settings and primary schools. He is also skilled in developing leaders to sustain improvement in their schools. He has managed a wide range of LA education services, including Schools improvement, Special Educational Needs, Admissions, Traded Services, Governor Support and Employment Learning and Skills. Robert is a skilful negotiator, communicator and can motivate colleagues to learn and do well.

He also has experience as an OfSTED Inspector, School Improvement Partner and a Primary Assessment Moderator. He has been an Opportunity Area board member in Stoke-on-Trent. Robert is currently a Trustee on 2 local Multi Academy Trust boards and is a Governor in a local Primary School.

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