Richard Lacey – SLE Pen Portrait

SLE Specialism: Science.

A phrase I often like to use is ‘Students work harder, Staff work less hard’. This has been my motto whilst at my current  Secondary school of 3 years, where we have dramatically improved the attainment and the progress the students have made at GCSE.

I have worked closely with Heads of department (particularly Science) and Head teachers / SLT line managers from 5 different schools in the last year. The work ranges from conducting Subject Reviews through to directly supporting Heads of Department in improving their subject outcomes.

I support staff to create an action plan to take back to their classroom/ school to ensure that hey have a positive impact straight away. I can work with leaders and departments to help identify the areas for development and show proven techniques for rapid and sustained change. These changes are made at the core of the department to ensure sustainability and success.

I have also recently being approached by BTSA to deliver a workshop ‘Creative Hooks into Science’ at the annual Teaching & Learning Carnival event to share my practice and gained positive feedback from delegates who attended.