Supported Recruitment | Supply teacher specialists in Leeds, York and surrounding areas
Leeds Office
0113 2843218
York Office
01904 792153

Richard Robinson

Richard Robinson


About Richard

The driving force behind Supported Recruitment is Co-Director, Richard Robinson, a qualified primary school teacher and well-known face across the city’s education scene.

Key skills
  • Specialist Leader in Education (SLE)

  • Supported teachers and leaders in both the Yorkshire and Humberside regions

  • 15 years’ experience teaching KS2

  • Assistant Head at Robert Wilkinson Primary Academy

  • Deputy Head at Haxby Road Primary Academy

  • Leader of literacy training across the Ebor Academy Trust

  • Lead literacy teacher for York City Council

Richard started his teaching career in York over 15 years ago and it is through his own progression from teacher, to leader, mentor and coach that the idea for Supported came about.

“As a leader and a teacher, I have worked with many supply teachers over the years and recognise that it can be a very difficult task to go into a new school and teach effectively, often at short notice. I believe strongly that, in order to succeed, supply teachers need continuous professional support and access to quality resources. I have completed a few spells of supply work in different schools, so I have valuable insight into how supply teaching works, from the perspective of the teacher and the school leader.

Many agencies do a great job finding their teachers work and assigning them to a short-term job; however at Supported, we have a fresh approach. We invest in our teachers, prepare them, coach and mentor them and provide shared resources and toolkits so they can feel confident walking in to a classroom regardless of how long their contract is. Importantly we will also help our teachers to progress in their careers. We form strong, working relationships with schools to help us gain a deep understanding of their recruitment needs.”

Richard is fully involved with supporting and placing supply teachers. He is on-hand providing advice and feedback throughout the period of each contract.

Contact Info

Phone: 01904 792153