Introducing Richard Horton, Principal of Craig y Parc School
Hello everyone, firstly let me say how delighted I am to have been appointed as Principal at Craig Y Parc. I am now an honorary Welshman and looking forward to the next exciting stage of the journey for CyP and Ambito.
I began my professional life as a teaching assistant and residential social worker in Birmingham back in the early 90s. I loved my time there and decided to make a career in education. I trained at Bath and began life as a Science teacher. I worked in Birmingham and Coventry over the following decade, in day and residential special schools and was part of LA teams supporting failing schools.
In 2007 I took up my first headship, I joined a school in Surrey which had been in difficulties long term – with a really committed and hardworking team we were able to move the school to being ‘Good with outstanding features’ and most importantly to be the school that young people and parents wanted the most in the county (against 22 competitors).
For the last 3 years I have been working for myself supporting schools in challenging circumstances from Exeter to York.
Cardiff is now my home and I am looking forward to working with the great team here at Craig Y Parc to make us even more amazing and the ‘go to’ school for young people with physical and medical needs in the south west of England.