I have been in Education for 20 years in the West Yorkshire region working at schools in Leeds, Bradford and Rastrick. During this time I have been a senior leader for 13 years, six years as an Assistant Head Teacher, five years as a Deputy Head Teacher in charge of Raising standards and currently as the Head of School at Rastrick High school. I am a strong believer in a student-centred school, with the belief that everyone has the right to learn and flourish in a safe and engaging environment. This is driven by outstanding practice in teaching and learning and a collective culture of support for all.
Deputy Headteacher Achievement and Support
I lead and develop the Achievement and Support functions of the school, including attendance, climate for learning and support for all pupils. During my tenure at Rastrick High School, I have held numerous leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility, providing a firm foundation in the understanding of our school and the culture that is essential to this role.
Deputy Headteacher Teaching & Learning
My role is supporting staff, to ensure ‘teaching is mostly outstanding and never less than good’. To support staff, we provide an outstanding CPD programme to ensure staff are up-to-date with the most recent research, and can apply this to their everyday practice. I also ensure we offer an outstanding curriculum for our students, and a personalised options process for Year 9 students.
Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning.
Since becoming a teacher eighteen years ago I have worked in a variety of different school across Yorkshire. I joined Rastrick High School in 2016 as the first Director of Humanities and have since moved into the role of Assistant Headteacher for Teaching and Learning.