Robert Dowling (teacher)

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Sir Robert Dowling is an English schoolteacher and headmaster in the city of Birmingham, England.

He is well known for turning around George Dixon School from closing, and was made a Knight Bachelor in the 2002 Birthday Honours, "For services to Special Needs Education".[1][2] In 2005, he was praised by OFSTED for his role in dealing with issues of sex and morality in his school.[3]

He was[when?] the headmaster of St. Georges School, in Edgbaston, Birmingham, subsequently becoming Chairman of the school's board of trustees.[4]


  1. ^ "No. 56595". The London Gazette (Supplement). 15 June 2002. p. 1.
  2. ^ "Head 'bowled over' by top honour". BBC News. 14 June 2002.
  3. ^ Parkinson, Justin (25 January 2005). "The art of making a school happy". BBC News.
  4. ^ "St George's School". St. Georges School. Retrieved 16 March 2018.