Richard Wakelin

richard.wakelin.2017
Region West Midlands
Association West Midlands Association
Website www.novus.ac.uk

Regional Education Quality Manager working within the Justice Sector for Novus, part of the LTE Group. I recently completed a secondment to the Young People's estate as an Operations Manager which was alongside my substantive post. Head of Education at a Category C prison and Young Offenders institution. Whilst in mainstream education I was a Development Teacher for Y12 and Y13 at a High School and Vocational Studies Lead in PE. I am a big advocate of social enterprise and love working in a sector where we can support ex offenders through Education and into Employment. Since moving from secondary education in 2014 I have been keen to develop the role education plays in reducing re-offending. This led me to apply and be successful in gaining a Churchill Fellowship which will allow me to investigate the role education plays in reducing re-offending across Norway and Holland.