Richard has been Headteacher of Brentwood Ursuline High School since 2012. Prior to this he was Headteacher of St Bede's Inter-Church School, Cambridge, which he led to Outstanding in 2011. Richard has experience of executive headship and is a leading practitioner-researcher in education leadership, working with the UCL IoE, St Mary's University and the Network of Catholic Researchers. He has delivered leadership development across a number of Catholic dioceses, and has been a supervisor for teachers following the MA in Leadership programme at the UCL IoE. Richard gained his doctorate in education in 2014 from UCL IoE.