Prior to joining Edge Hill as Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, Richard held many positions within schools for ten years. Richard has taught both Key Stage one and Key Stage two classes, was subject leader for Mathematics and Music, as well as, a member of the Senior Leadership team across three primary schools. Prior to completing his PGCE in Primary Education, Richard also taught within Further and adult Education as well as being a peripatetic music teacher across both primary and secondary schools.
Since joining Edge Hill University, Richard has undertaken the role of Programme Leader for the BA(Hons) Children and Young People's learning and development and more recently, Programme Leader for the School Direct and Holy Cross provision of the PGCE. Richard is also the Pupil Premium Lead for the department of Primary and Childhood Education.
Richard possesses a passionate interest in behaviour management and has undertaken significant training within this area. In particular, Richard has completed training within the field of Restorative Practice and has successfully implemented this approach across two primary schools. In his role as Senior Lecturer, Richard offers CPD in this area and works closely with partnerships to offer advice.
Adaptive Mathematics Teaching
Richard is passionate about ensuring that primary mathematics education is inclusive through adopting effective adaptive teaching approaches. He is specifically interested in the prevalence that has been given to SEND by Ofsted and how this is seen as the 'golden thread' that runs through the curriculum. To this end, Richard is currently involved in producing a book for trainee and early career teachers on embedding SEND across primary mathematics teaching. Whilst undertaking this project, Richard is engaging with and drawing from knowledge-based data and research.
Richard teaches across various programmes spanning level 4-level 7 at Edge Hill including the BA(Hons) Primary Education and Primary PGCE. With regards to subjects, Richard's teaching incorporates Mathematics, Music, RE and Professional Studies.
Richard is also module leader for the BA(Hons) Primary Education year one Mathematics Module.
Richard is currently External Examiner for the BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS programme at Leeds Beckett University.
CCRS, Catholic Certificate in Religious Studies , Liverpool Hope University
1 Sept 2019 → 30 Jul 2021
Award Date: 30 Aug 2021
PGCE, Primary Education with QTS, University of Leeds
1 Sept 2012 → 30 May 2013
Award Date: 28 Jun 2013
CertEd, Post Compulsory Training and Education with QTLS, Leeds Metropolitan University
1 Sept 2010 → 30 Jun 2012
Award Date: 20 Jul 2012
MA, Music Production , Leeds Metropolitan University
1 Sept 2007 → 30 Dec 2008
Award Date: 30 Jan 2009
BSc, Creative Music and Sound Technology, Leeds Metropolitan University
1 Sept 2004 → 1 Jun 2007
Award Date: 15 Jun 2007
External Examiner for BA(Hons) Primary Education with QTS, Leeds Beckett University
30 Apr 2023 → 30 Apr 2026
- L Education
- Restorative Practice
- Primary Mathematics
- School Direct
- Mentor Development
- 1 Similar Profiles