Richard Larder

Associate Assistant Principal – Deep Experience

I started my teaching career as a peripatetic music teacher working in Wakefield and Barnsley before moving into classroom teaching at Edward Sheerien School in Barnsley in 2005. I moved through middle leadership quickly from Head of Performing Arts to become Director of Specialism in 2008.
After merging with Royston High School to become Carlton Community College, now Outwood Academy Carlton, I became a Leader of Learning managing the schools two specialisms of Performing Arts and Science before being promoted to Assistant Principal in 2011 in charge of Curriculum, Standards and Assessment.
After moving into the private sector for a short time to help manage my family’s engineering company, I returned to education in early 2016 joining Outwood Grange Academy.
I relish the opportunity to work in a forward thinking, vibrant and outstanding School and Trust where all staff and stakeholders are committed to ensuring the best education, outcomes and ultimately life chances for our students.