Richard is a highly experienced Associate Principal for Northern Education Trust based at Kirk Balk Academy in Barnsley. Richard has over 15 years of experience working in the education sector, with the vast majority of that time spent working in Barnsley. As SLE for leadership of the curriculum Richard has a wealth of knowledge in the construction and implementation of highly effective curriculum models. In addition Richard is an SLE for leadership of CPD, ITT and NQT development and via his wider work within Northern Education Trust he currently leads the deployment and implementation of the Early Career Framework, Schools-Direct ITT recruitment and delivery of National Professional Qualifications for academies across the North of England. Richard has prior experience as an advanced skills teacher, as subject leader of Mathematics and he also sits on the local governing body of the Barnsley Primary partnership where he has a focus on Quality of Education.