Richard Spencer

Principal, Ely College

Richard trained to teach in 2002, and has worked in a number of schools in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire since then. He has been a senior leader since 2010. Richard joined CMAT in January 2015 to lead on the development of teaching and learning. Prior to that, he was Vice Principal at Impington Village College in Cambridge. In 2015-16, he spent twelve months on secondment to OFSTED, working as part of the HMI team and leading inspections in a range of primary and secondary schools across the east of England.

Richard has particular subject expertise in English and drama. He regionally led the national subject association for English teachers (NATE) for a number of years, and he has written and edited a number of school Shakespeare titles for Cambridge University Press.

In July 2016, Richard was appointed CMAT Principal for Ely College.