Richard Wakelin

Region West Midlands
Association West Midlands Association

Regional Education Lead for the prisons in the Women's Estate North (Contract Lot Manager) working within the Justice Sector for Novus, part of the LTE Group. Previously Regional Education Quality Manager for the Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire prison region. I moved into the sector in 2014 as 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.