BEd. (Hons) (Lancaster)
Roland was educated in a number of services schools overseas, a boarding prep school, and attended senior school in Wimbourne. A stint as a Gap Student sparked his passion for teaching, resulting in a place at Charlotte Mason College, University of Lancaster, where alongside studying he was able to indulge in many outdoor activities including rock climbing, mountain biking and fell walking.
After gaining a Bachelor of Education degree, Roland spent some time travelling, including working for the Outward Bound school in Sabah, before returning to England to take up a teaching position Lincolnshire. This was followed by several years working in a co-ed boarding school in Hampshire and a school in Guildford, before moving to Davenies in 2003. During his time at Davenies he has held the positions of Head of Maths, Head of Middle School, Director of Studies, Head of Pastoral Care and Deputy Head!
Away from school life, Roland likes to kayak on the Thames and elsewhere, cycle whenever possible and enjoy the pleasures of amateur photography. He is married (to a teacher) and has two adult children, one who works in London and the other is at university in Leeds.