Senior Leadership Team
Richard Pickles was born, raised and educated in West Yorkshire. He attended a comprehensive school and went to Leeds Metropolitan University, where he gained a BEd (hons) in Physical Education. Richard was the first member of his family to attend university. Prior to moving to Malbank, he was Assistant Headteacher for Teaching & Learning at Sandbach School where he gained his NPQH leadership qualification. (Click photo for more details)
Richard has delivered National Leadership qualifications via the National College programme of CPD at Edge Hill University. Richard is passionate about making a positive difference to all young people in their preparation for adult life. His role at Malbank is centrally focused on behaviour and standards.
Richard has two grown up children with his wife who is a teacher at a local primary school. His outside interests revolve around his passion for travel, photography, and the exploration of the great outdoors.