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Head of Teaching and Learning

Richard Raistrick B.A. (Hons), PGCE

Richard read English and Linguistics at Cardiff University before completing his PGCE at Bristol. He began his teaching career in senior schools and made the transition to prep schools when he returned with his young family after spending twelve years as Head of English at the HMC school in Bermuda.

He began his prep school life as a Housemaster and Director of Studies in East Sussex before moving on to Deputy Headship in Devon. Since then he has been a Head, both of an IAPS boarding school and a GSA Junior school. He has served as an ISI inspector since 1998.

With two sporting sons, Richard and his wife spend much of their free time on the touchline or boundary, but Molly their golden retriever also enjoys taking them for long walks. Richard is a fan of all sports but reserves a special place in his heart for his beloved Exeter Chiefs.

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