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Dr Robin Precey

Senior Lecturer

School: Faculty of Education Assistant Dean's Office

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 07939557873

Profile summary

  • 1972-74 - Bingley Grammar School in Bradford as Geography teacher and Head of Careers;

  • 1974-80 - Pudsey Grammar School in Leeds as Head of Year and Head of Geography;

  • 1980-85 - Heartsease School, Norwich as Head of Humanities and Senior Teacher;

  • 1985-91 - Thorpe St. Andrew School in Norfolk as First Deputy Head then as Acting Headteacher;

  • 1992-2004 - Seaford Head Community College, East Sussex as Headteacher.

    Now I am a Principle Lecturer (part-time 0.6) at Canterbury Christ Church University in England (date of appointment 1/9/2004). The post involves:

    • Teaching on the MA in Transformational Leadership. This also involves teaching and managing a team of tutors with 140+ students in a number of part-time Masters groups across the south-east of England. It includes 50 Teach First Masters students in the south of England and from September 2015 another 50 in the East of England.  
    • Joint-Programme Director of a new MBA (Education) that started in January 2012
    • Teaching, supervising and examining Doctoral students;
    • Research and writing in the field of leadership development
    • Consultancy in relation to leadership development and school improvement – with practitioner groups, individuals and organisations

OTHER RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

  • Chairman of “Human Scale education” and Board member for 20 years

  • Vice-Chair of Governors at St Pauls and St Johns Primary School Federation in Tower Hamlets, London.

  • The National College Teaching Leadership (since 2002) – selected and trained as a consultant working on a range of programmes with Headteachers, Middle leaders and School Bursars. Now I am a consultant facilitator involved with international work.  

  • Trained and accredited (by the London Leadership Centre) as an Advanced Mentor/Coach for leaders

  • Consultant for International Leadership Associates

Research and knowledge exchange

My areas of focus are leadership and management and in particular leadership development. I carry out consultancy for CCCU in this area. a This work is with individuals or groups e.g. in Kent, Medway, London (Tower Hamlets, Hackney) as well as abroad e.g. Rwanda, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, Estonia, Poland.

My research is into leadership development and I have published in this area as well as impact Studies e.g. for the national college of Teaching and Leadership in Engand.

Teaching and subject expertise

My teaching is centred on leadership and management and this goes from undergraduate to post-doctoral work as well as non-accredited programmes. Much of my work is international.

  • I was the Director of an Erasmus Intensive Programme for fo Masters students 6 years. CCCU Jagiellonski University, Oslo University, University College Dublin, Murcia University and Selcuk University.  5 of the original Erasmus IP members have received funding (2015-2018) for the development of a school self-evaluation tool for use across Europe.

  • I am an advisor to Jagiellonski University to assist in developing leadership programmes across Poland and was a consultant to the Lithuanian Ministry of Education (November 2012 – January 2014) devising, writing leadership programme for all headteachers in the country and training the trainers. I have worked with Estonian school leaders, Ministry of Education and School Development Centre

  • I helped lead a training the trainers programme in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ( September 2103 – September 2105) for the National College of Teaching and Leadership in England

  • I have worked with Chinese leaders in Canterbury and in Shenzhen in China on leadership programmes over 3 years (2005-8)

  • I have been visiting Rwanda over the last 10 years to work in Jill Barham School in Cyangougou on the Congo border . In 2011 I ran a “Training for Trainers” one week programme (funded by the Ministry for Education) for some 50 Rwandese so that they could build capacity to train leaders themselves. I was the keynote speaker (November 2013) at a national Conference organised by the Rwandan Ministry of Education.

  • I have visited Pakistan twice and in 2012 and 2013. I ran 2 courses (for Master Trainers and Headteachers) and contributed a day towards another for Executive Leaders. This was funded by City Schools.

 

I am a menber of ICSEI, BELMAS and UCU

External activities

I have spoken at a number of major conferences e.g. in Rwanda, Pakistan, Lithuania. Poland. and ICSEI (5x) and BELMAS. I was on the national execitive of SHA.

Publications and research outputs

Precey, R (2008): Transformational School Leadership Development: What Works? Journal of Research in Professional Development vol 1 Spring 2008 pp4-20

Precey, R. (2008): Trainspotting: Leadership at a Critical Junction Forum, 50(2), 235-242.

Precey, R. and Jackson, C. (2009): Transformational Learning for Transformational Leadership. Professional Development Today Issue: 12.1 July 2009 pp46-51

Precey R & Entrena M, J, R (University of Murcia, Spain) (Jan 2011): Developing the Leaders We Want to Follow: lessons from an International Leadership Development Programme in Management Quarterly

Precey R (Jan 2011): Inclusive Leadership for Inclusive Education: The Utopia worth fighting for” in Management Quarterly

Precey R, MacRuairc G, Ottesen E (2012): Jan 2013: “Leadership for Inclusive Education: Values, Vision, Voices” pub SENSE

Precey, R, Jackson C, Vincent G, Harpy G (2012): “Harnessing the power of diversity and complexity to build effective leadership capacity: learning across cultural and professional divides” European Studies in Education Management Vol 1 No 1

 Precey R (2013): “Trust in Education: The often Missing Magic Glue” Lorem Ipsum Feb 2013

Precey, R (2013): “Leadership and Trust in Education” Management Quarterly Oct 2013

Precey R (2014); “Democratic leadership: rhetoric, reality and re—focussing” Management Quarterly 2014

Precey R et al (2014): “Human Factors of a Global Society: A System of Systems Perspective”, Taylor & Francis

Precey R (2015): The Future is not what it used to be: School Leadership Today for Tomorrow’s World (Part 1). Management Quarterly 2015

 Precey R (2016) “The Future is not what it used to be: Preparing School Leaders Today for Tomorrow’s World”. Management Quarterly 2016

 PUBLISHED SCHOOL TEXTBOOKS

 

 “A Guide to Community Involvement in Humanities GCSE” (1989) pub CSV-“

 

Society and You” (1985)A series of 6 Citizenship Textbooks

 

“Newsround Election Pack (1991 and subsequent years) Hobsons Publishing

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