Sir Robin joined Ofsted as Regional Director, South East region in April 2014. He is also currently Director, Quality and Training.
For the 3 years before he joined Ofsted, Robin was Director, Primary Education for the Harris Federation, helping open 9 sponsored academies and a free school.
Earlier highlights in his career include:
- headteacher for 3 primary schools over 22 years, most recently the federation between Fairlawn, Haseltine and Kilmorie schools in Lewisham
- National Primary School System Leader of the Year Award, 2010
- currently a National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH) coach and helped develop the NPQH programme for more than 10 years
- Department for Education (DfE) City Challenge adviser
- Operational Director, London Challenge primary programme
- primary headteacher representative, DfE’s Achievement for All steering board
- member of the Primary Reference Group
Sir Robin was knighted for services to education in the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Birthday honours in June 2012.