Richard taught subjects ranging from Classics to History, Mathematics to De Bono’s Thinking Skills in independent and maintained schools, finally becoming a deputy head in a secondary school in Kent. Richard then taught in five universities, finally as Director of Teacher Education at the University of Hull. In addition, Richard has been a law lecturer in a university Centre for Policing Studies. His publications are in mathematics, education and in the law of education. Richard’s current job is being the South West Regional Secretary of the teacher trade union NASUWT.