Richard is currently has a split role between Outwood Grange Academy and Outwood Academy Ripon. At the latter, he also leads the Global Studies faculty (MFL and Humanities).
Richard’s teaching has been described as being “inspirational” by Ofsted; he is passionate about language-learning - c’est fantastique - and is equally enthusiastic about sharing this with others, both students and colleagues alike. Richard’s experience to date has been incredibly wide-ranging and has enabled him to gain a massive insight into the best methods in MFL teaching. Having spent over ten years as an Advanced Skills Teacher he has been able to share expertise and to devise, develop and implement projects on a county-wide level, leading change in both primary and secondary settings. To this end, Richard has worked with whole MFL departments on curricular issues as well as with individual colleagues, devising bespoke support and training programmes and has also worked closely with those who are newer to the profession, as he is currently ITE and NQT Co-ordinator at Outwood Academy Ripon.
Richard can advise on a range of MFL-related issues, ranging from creativity in the curriculum and inspiration in the classroom to developing performance, departmental reviews and Key Stage 2-3 transition.