Real Life Stories
English & Maths Specialist
Richard joined SCL mid-academic year in 2017 as English and Maths Specialist. He immediately had a positive impact, both internally and out in the field, and he quickly became invaluable to both students and tutors.
In his first year at SCL, Richard was crowned winner of the Quarterly Passionate Award, and passion is something that Richard has shown since day one. Richard always goes the extra mile, and has even put together his own amazing resources, using his enthusiasm and dynamic teaching style to get students and tutors engaging with GCSEs.
Richard is a real asset to the team, and demonstrates each of our core SCL values in everything he does.
Why is Richard biting a medal?
Because… to Richard, the medal represents an achievement he never thought was possible. With no previous experience in running, Richard decided to sign up to the Coventry Half Marathon as a way to challenge himself and show that anything is possible if you put your mind to it.
This is a direct reflection of Richard’s work. In each of Richard’s lessons, he works hard to nurture the talent within the classroom, ensuring that each of his students reach their full potential. For Richard, “the best part of the job is those ‘Eureka’ moments that students have”.
We asked Richard:
What are you most proud of since working at SCL?
Going to a private company to organise our exam centres for GCSE was my idea!
What is your favourite food?
Mum’s Macaroni Cheese
If you could only take an item with you to a desert island, what would it be?
A boat, so I can go home whenever I please. Is that cheating?
What makes you mega happy?
Food. I’m a big foodie – I live off the stuff! No pun intended
If you could spend an evening with anyone, famous or not, who would it be? And where would you go?
Idris Elba, because he is by far the coolest man who ever lived, I aspire to be him! Tokyo would be my place of choice because it’s on the bucket list, and who doesn’t want to spend an evening in Tokyo with Idris? He’s paying, of course!
What is the best thing about work for SCL?
Having Jackie as a boss… I hope she reads this!