Chris Newman


Head of Quality of Education

Following graduation from a Criminology Degree at Nottingham Trent University, Chris took up a role working as a coach at West Bromwich Albion Football Club in their community hub, working predominantly in schools.  This role then turned into an academic coaching position and one of the schools he worked in presented an opportunity to complete his teacher training in their History Department.  After his Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT)  year, Chris was given the opportunity to be the Head of year 10 learners to cover maternity leave.


Chris then moved onto the Second in Department role at a large secondary school just outside of Birmingham, where he became the Head of Department a few years later.  After completing five years in this job, he moved on to an Assistant Headteacher role, with responsibility for the curriculum.  After five years in this role, Chris wanted a new challenge in a completely different setting, away from mainstream schools, and took a job at R.E.A.L. education in October 2019.   Initially Chris was employed as the Deputy Head on the Hinckley site but started his new role in September 2020 as Head of Quality of Education alongside Michelle Farr. Chris is also a trained Designated Safeguarding Lead.


RAPS Mansfield will became RIS Mansfield on 27th May. The new RIS website will be launching shortly.

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