Richard Sutton

Richard Sutton

Richard has 29 years' experience of working in schools. He has 12 years' experience as a headteacher and deputy headteacher.

For the past 7 years he has been providing school improvement advice to a wide range of primary, secondary and all through schools across the country and internationally.

Richard has been a lead inspector since 2010. He provides leadership coaching to middle and senior leaders and works as a school improvement partner in secondary and primary schools. His particular areas of interest are mathematics, music, performing arts, leadership at all levels and strategies to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.

Thank you so much for our pupil premium report. We all felt that it was a very positive experience – we learned so much and will take on the recommendations with immediate effect.

Andrea O'Neill, Headteacher
Atkinson Road Primary Academy
Key highlights
  • Richard's experience as a practising inspector ensures he is fully up to date with developments in education. He is able to offer timely and bespoke advice to schools.
  • Developing an exceptional understanding of strategies that enable disadvantaged pupils to achieve extremely well, through experience of supporting over 100 schools in further improving provision and outcomes for disadvantaged pupils.
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Be confident in your current position on your school improvement journey with a tried and tested self-evaluation process. 

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