Roger Pask

Roger’s career has been mostly in education. He read History at the University of Bristol and Theology at the University of Oxford. He entered teaching in 1964.
In 1976 he became Principal of a new urban secondary school in the West Midlands. He led three secondary schools from 1976 to 2000 and directed a Masters programme in the Leadership of Community Education from 1992 to 1997 at Warwick University.
In 1999 he wrote the paper which stimulated the creation of the National College for School Leadership (NCSL) that year.

He left teaching in schools in December 2000 to work independently with the National College and with the Institute of Education, London University – directing the Research and Consultancy division of its leadership centre. He developed key postgraduate programmes in leadership, consultancy and coaching. During this time he researched and co-directed a ground-breaking model of mentoring-coaching. This is the title of a book for which he was lead author.

For the last 12 years he has worked applying these areas of knowledge and experience in the public sector – health, education and children’s social care. He is known in the field for his work on experiential learning.

He is passionate about learning, about person-centred ways of working and about ownership and empowerment. He is a father and grandfather, loves music, and finds time for theatre, art, literature, walking and travel – and as an assistant gardener!