Richard Yeates is Regional Director with responsibility for
the Independent Primary Schools in the group. Until July 2017 he was the
long-standing Head of Ashford Prep School where he oversaw the successful
merger of two very different schools.
The school achieved Outstanding/Excellent in all categories in its
latest inspection and subsequently achieved its current Teaching School status.
Richard is an experienced facilitator and trainer of senior and middle
leaders and has worked with many schools in and out of the group to help
develop strategy, leadership and school effectiveness in a broad range of aspects,
including working with a local University Technology College. He has been a
school governor and is an experienced inspector. He enjoys coaching and mentoring
both new and experienced leaders.
He has experience of Primary and Secondary education in various roles
including Head, Deputy, Director of Music, Director of Marketing and
Housemaster. He has a particular interest in bringing the best out of people
and in developing leadership in others with three of his deputies going on to
take up their own headships.