Robert Preston has dedicated his career to improving the life chances of every young person in his care valuing them as individuals and placing them at the heart of every decision that he makes. He has changed the lives of thousands of children over the years by turning around struggling schools, so that they, in turn can offer a successful educational experience. His wisdom and calmness are both reassuring and inspirational and so many have learnt so much from working with him. He is a true shining light in his profession but not someone who seeks this limelight for himself preferring instead to let his achievements speak for themselves. The school community is thriving as a result of Robert’s work and it is obvious that love and affection are in abundance on all sides.