Robin Bevan is Headteacher at Southend High School for Boys – an ‘outstandingly successful’ school – appointed in September 2007.
Robin served as National President (2020/21) of the National Education Union: Europe’s largest education trade union. He has been an influential national campaigner on funding, workload and pay.
He is also a Patron of the Institute of School Business Leadership.
A regular presenter in workshops and conferences: he has developed approaches on organisational leadership that have been transformational in school culture. He has a strong commitment to evidence-based practice: applying educational research into the classroom to enhance learning. He completed his doctorate at the University of Cambridge in conjunction with the ESRC’s Teaching & Learning Research Programme; and is a founding fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.
He served as a practitioner researcher alongside the Assessment and Learning Research Synthesis Group (ALRSG) in production of a number of EPPI syntheses; has been an adviser to several EEF projects; and was appointed as a member (and vice-chair) of the National Teacher Research Panel.
A passionate cyclist: he has previously competed in the national student time trial championships, in the Tour des Alpes, and held several local championship titles; as well as mentoring young cyclists who competed extensively at international level with European, World and ‘pro-tour’ victories.