FED Council Member: Roger Outwin-Flinders began his teaching career in 1981 at St. Martin’s Preparatory School, Northwood in London and after 12 years, at the age of 34 years old, he became Headmaster of Wycliffe College Junior School in Gloucestershire. During the next 27 years, he became Headmaster of 3 other leading Preparatory Schools where he developed and implemented innovative strategic plans for school improvement involving exciting staff development and training programmes, teaching and learning initiatives and extensive capital developments.
He served as an ISI Schools Team Inspector from 1997 to 2009. Since 2004, Roger became a School Governor at Spratton Hall School in Northampton and, more recently, at St Catherine’s British School, Athens in Greece. During his time as Headmaster, he served on the national Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) Membership, Strategy and Sports Committees from 2004 to 2017.
This year, Roger has become an Educational Consultant and Co-Founder of the influential group Time For Change (T4C) – shaping tomorrow’s education. As a parent, and now a grandparent, he believes that our educational system – from pre-school to teacher training – will need to be transformed to serve the needs of a post-Brexit and post-COVID Britain. He passionately believes that all children deserve a fair, well-funded and equitable education system to enable them to fulfil their potential.
“As a Co-Founder of Time For Change (T4C), I am delighted to be working in conjunction with Carl Ward and the FED – a group of educationalists and businessmen who are planning a long-term vision and strategy for our education system. The FED has created a ‘neutral space’ so that major stakeholders in our system can come together to discuss how our education system can ‘make a difference’ and deliver for our children and young people. T4C and the FED want to develop a world-class education system and I look forward to contributing to this debate. I am very honoured to be serving on the Advisory Council.”