home, Hillside, was, not surprisingly, for Elderly Residential
Clients which he opened in 1986. This successful establishment
is still owned and run by him to-day.
In 1996 he and his partner Sue founded a new
company called Care through the Millennium (CTTM).
Under the umbrella of CTTM there are 20 residential homes
for clients from eighteen years of age onwards who need support
CTTM is driven by a dynamic, based on the belief
that only the best will do for the people vulnerable entrusted
to its care.
Sir Bob Dowling
Sir Bob is the Chairman of CTTM.
He joined the company following a very successful career in
Education. This career began over forty years ago when he
graduated as a teacher at St Marys College, London University
Institute of Education. He set out on a road through education
that was one day destined to lead him to the bowels of Buckingham
Palace, where, during her Jubilee Year, Her Majesty Queen
Elizabeth 11 conferred on him the status and title of Knight
Bachelor in recognition of his services to education.
During his educational journey Sir Bob found
time to add to his academic portfolio. At Cambridge Institute
of Education he graduated with an Advanced Diploma in Experimental
and Educational Psychology. He gained a masters degree at
Nottingham University and A Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties
((Dyslexia) at Northampton University. He is a Master Practitioner
in NeuroLinguistic Programming and is a certified NLP Coach.
He was offered his first Headship in Birmingham
at the age of 32 where his innovative approach to teaching
and learning made him a person of interest in the field. He
went on to found the largest secondary school in Europe dedicated
to helping pupils with learning difficulties. His time here
was an outstanding success and his leadership and drive is
recognised in his OFSTED inspection reports. From here he
joined the Birmingham LA Inspectorate where he remained for
OFSTED inspections identified schools whose
progress was deemed unsatisfactory. Bob was one of a select
group of Headteachers considered to have the talents required
to help those schools that were having difficulty in meeting
the needs of their pupils. He successfully led four such educational
institutions back to robust health.
His last assignment was at George Dixon International School
and Sixth Form. Here he led a school in special measures and
with low pupil numbers back to educational excellence. When
he retired in 2007 the school roll was around 1300.
Sir Bob’s retirement was merely a transition
to Birmingham LA as part of a team tasked with developing
an Academy programme within the city. From here he joined
CTTM in October 2009.
The managers and staff of the individual CTTM
units all receive extensive training and support, including
from the central team which is made up of professionals in
the fields of HR, training, finance and marketing. Together
with other external advisers, the CTTM team bring together
many years of experience and care to the running of the company,
so benefitting the clients.
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