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Roy Huggins

Roy has worked as an education consultant for Young Citizens since we first introduced the SMSC Quality Mark in September 2017.  During that time, he has worked closely with leadership teams from across the county in both primary and secondary schools to help them evaluate their existing provision and improve their whole school development as part of our SMSC quality mark. He has also delivered staff training sessions during both twilight and training days as part of our support package for schools.


Roy became an education consultant in 2016 and set up his own publishing company called The History Academy.  He has published extensively for Hodder, Pearsons, Folens, Boardworks and produced content for BBC Bitesize, The Guardian, The Times and He has also written case studies and articles for the DFEE, EEC and Excellent in Cities and is a TES Gold Author.


He is an outstanding teacher with over 30 years of teaching and leadership experience in schools in South Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. He is passionately committed to raising standards through school improvement, support, and professional development.  Throughout his career, Roy’s teaching has been consistently graded as outstanding by Ofsted.  He has been recognised for his leadership and outstanding contribution to the teaching of history and eLearning and has been awarded two ICT in Practice Awards from BECTA.  He has held a wide range of middle and senior leadership roles including Assistant Head, Head of Humanities and EBACC and has delivered CPD in schools and universities throughout both the UK and Europe.


As a former Head of Humanities and Senior Leader, Roy has considerable experience in curriculum design, monitoring the quality of teaching and learning in Citizenship and SMSC as well as building effective partnerships in the community. He has set up and run a range of successful community projects to help vulnerable young people engage and succeed. Roy has also worked as caseworker for the NASUWT and has worked extensively to help coach and mentor teachers at risk of going into capability procedures or suffering from the effects of stress and anxiety.


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