Richard Hunter

the-learning-crowd are delighted to welcome Richard Hunter to the-learning-crowd.  He brings extensive primary school leadership knowledge and expertise to the team.  Richard has been a primary Head and Executive Head for over twenty years in a range of inner city challenging schools.

For the last six years he was Head of Robin Hood School in Birmingham which he went on to convert to a stand-alone academy and then a Multi-Academy Trust. During this time he was invited by academy groups and Local Authorities to support the existing leadership in schools in category from Robin Hood Academy.

"... the support from the school (and Headteacher) has been excellent"


"... the school is making exceptional progress which has continued under the outstanding leadership from Robin Hood School"
HMI 2013

During his time
as a Headteacher, Richard was seconded
to be the Education Executive for HSBC Education Trust globally and then moved to be Head of Primary for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Throughout this period he designed and delivered national leadership programmes for NSCL and supported leadership development in the USA, Australia, China, Pakistan and a number of countries within Europe. Richard has extensive experience of working internationally and gained Confucius Classroom status for Robin Hood Academy Management accredited provider.

Richard was invited to become a DFE Consultant but his first love remains working in challenging inner city schools to inspire, coach and direct rapid sustainable growth and progress. Richard feels that his greatest strength is in empowering and mentoring others and in giving confidence and belief to leaders to lead and to teachers to teach.  

Most recently (2016), Richard is acting as a Link Advisor to primary schools in a London borough, as well as acting as Director of Primary Education for a new multi academy trust.  In addition he has been undertaking teaching and learning reviews in a number of international schools in Spain as well as leading ISI mock inspections.

Richard further extends the extensive  breadth of experience to the-learning-crowd.