Robert Pritchard

National director of education

Rob Pritchard has had three successful headships and has worked as a senior Her Majesty’s inspector across the north. He has been director of his own teaching school alliance of 26 schools and has worked as a national leader of education (NLE) in schools in challenging circumstances, working with colleagues to ensure they made rapid progress to become good and outstanding.

He has a track record of success over twelve years as a head teacher and executive headteacher, developing teams to drive success in both secondary and primary settings.

Rob leads the education function of the trust, with responsibility for the school improvement strategy, and leads a team of education directors and a director inclusion who are responsible for the provision and outcomes in their respective academies. The regional directors in turn lead a team of expert subject lead practitioners who work in academies developing provision, supporting teaching staff and promoting best practice to drive up standards.