Richard is described by colleagues as “a shining example of dedication and hard work”. He is totally committed to his life as a teacher in every role that entails. His tutor group refer to him as their “School Dad”, always there for them no matter what. The students he teaches love his Music lessons where his creativity and inclusivity enable all to engage in imaginative and challenging learning. He takes every opportunity to give students a wider experience of the enjoyment Music can bring through performances, workshops and collaborative projects with other schools and within the community. As a Faculty Leader he is supportive and dynamic, leading by example ensuring all staff achieve their best. Richard personifies everything that makes a champion teacher.