Robert lives in North Somerset and is a parishioner of St Francis, Nailsea where he is part of the children’s liturgy. Rob is actively involved with the Trust’s schools and has two young daughters, one of whom attends St Francis Primary School. Previously, Rob was also a Foundation Governor at St Francis where he also held the role of Safeguarding Lead Governor.
Professionally Rob is an experienced educationalist who has worked in both the education and public sector. Most recently, Rob has spent over 10 years working in the public sector with a sharp focus on education. Rob has a background in teaching and school leadership and taught in a post-16 setting before taking a senior leadership role in a large further education college.
Rob now works within the government for the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) in a digital and data leadership role. Rob has expertise in assessment, quality improvement, teaching and learning, educational strategy, and regulation.
"I became a director because education is inextricably linked to the future of our parishes. To ensure that the light that the children who attend our schools can shine into the world as they grow and develop shines brightly in each of them. I see the single most important aspect of my role as a director being to make it as easy as possible for teachers to teach, and leaders to lead.
I am passionate about the power of education and feel that the Trust is best placed to continue to develop our Catholic schools as a vital and vibrant part of our parish life, making high-quality Catholic education available to all".