Martin Roberts

Martin Roberts studied Modern History at Merton College, achieving 2nd Class Honours. He then gained a Dip.Ed with Distinction at Norham Gardens.

His teaching career started at Leeds G.S. He then, in 1970, went comprehensive, teaching in Harlow, Essex and Sandy, Bedfordshire, before being appointed in 1981 to the headship of The Cherwell School in Summertown, Oxford. He retired from there in 2002 and became a member of the Academic Steering Group of the Prince’s Teaching Institute, a post which he still holds. He has written articles and a number of textbooks mainly on European and World History; also short histories of The Cherwell School and of Peers School, Littlemore. In the last two years he has chaired the local early years charity. His particular interests are the secondary school curriculum, teacher quality and education in the early years.

I am pleased to be involved in OES. The Department of Educational Studies has for many years now been a centre of excellence in teacher training and educational research. Its alumni both in the UK and across the world have achieved and are achieving much. I am confident that OES has great potential particularly through electronic communication to facilitate the sharing of those achievements to benefit its members and the Department, as well as supporting the Department wherever possible in its initiatives.