School Education Engagement Manager
On leaving school in Cambridgeshire, Bob taught PE at the local comprehensive school and then studied at Borough Road College in West London for three years, obtaining a Teaching Certificate in PE and Geography (with Merit). He was then head of PE and Games at Kingham Hill School, officer in CCF and boarding house tutor. After five years he moved to King Edward’s School in Surrey, as head of a large PE and Games department and resident boarding tutor. Whilst there, he obtained a BA (Hons) in Georgraphy and History as an external student of London University. After ten years he was appointed Deputy Head at Leighton Park School to set up and run a new age 11 – 13 section of the school as well as teaching PE, Games and Geography.
Five years later Bob became Head of Gosfield School in Essex, an age 4 – 16 school at which he successfuly opened a 6th form. Whilst there, he was secretary of the East Anglia Independant Schools Association and became an ISJC School Inspector. He left after 5 years to move to Derbyshire and return to his first love – teaching! After two years he was asked to return to management and was appointed Head of Hounslow College in West London. Unfortunately a year of commuting from Derbyshire proved uninviting and he returned to teaching both primary and secondary before joining By Design Group as Education Manager in 1999, for an exciting career ‘swerve’! Throughout his career, Bob has played and coached sport – he won the English Schools discus and captained the England Schools team, played soccer, rugby, cricket and continued to throw until his early sixties, whilst he has coached teams and individuals at school, club, national and international level.