Robert Ritchie Cunningham
Ritchie Cunningham was born in Stirling and attended seven schools in Northern Ireland, Scotland and England, completing his schooling for the final two years at Lenzie Academy. Graduating from the University of Glasgow with Honours in Geography.
Teacher of Geography, Economics and Geology at Cumbernauld High School from 1977-1980
Principal Teacher of Geography and Modern Studies at John Neilson High School in Paisley 1980-1984
Field Development Officer – Geography – Scottish Examination Board 1984-1986
Adviser in Social Subjects, Highland Region 1986 -1991
Rector (headteacher) Inverness High School 1991-2014
From the start of his career, he has been involved in writing educational materials, articles and staff training materials. The first written during his first appointment in Cumbernauld High School between 1977-1980.
Provided in-service training on curriculum development assessment and innovation at a national level and also to several Local Authorities over the years.
Written/co-written over 25 publications including:
"Diagnostic Assessment - A teachers view" in Programmed Learning and Educational Technology; Journal of AETT
-Co-author of "Core Themes in Geography"- two books for Higher Grade Geography.
-Co-author of Core Topics in Geography - four copymaster sets for senior school geography
-Co-author of Credit Geography - a textbook for Standard Grade
-Co-author of People and Place - a textbook for 5-14 Geography
Also three Radiovision programmes for BBC Radio Scotland.