Raymond Friel

Raymond Friel was born in Scotland and, after graduating from Glasgow University, has spent most of his professional life in England. He started teaching in London in 1990 and was a head teacher in Catholic secondary schools from 2002 until 2016. In that time, he was a National Leader of Education and supported other schools as well as his own. He is currently CEO of Plymouth CAST, a multi-academy trust of 36 Catholic schools. He is also a literary editor and published poet. He is the author of a number of influential books on Catholic education, including How to Survive in Leadership in a Catholic School.