Rastrick High School has been a large part of my life for the past 15 years. I originally came to the school as a trainee teacher in 2003/4 following several years in the IT industry. Throughout those 15 years I have gained a wide understanding of education through the eyes of Rastrick High school and its students and parents. During my time at the school, I have held roles across both teaching and learning and curriculum and pastoral. This has given me unique experiences to fully understand all aspects of school life from academic achievement to developing students ready for modern life. I am very much looking forward to shaping the next part of the journey at Rastrick built around fantastic teaching and learning and student experiences.
I have been in Education for 20 years in the West Yorkshire region working at schools in Leeds, Bradford and Rastrick. Within this time I have been a senior leader for 13 years, six years as an Assistant Head Teacher working in for Support, five years as a Deputy Head Teacher in charge of Raising standards and currently as the Associate Headteacher of Rastrick High school.
We have developed an excellent culture at Rastrick that rewards our students for the effort they make in both formal lessons and through our wide-ranging enrichment programme. The enjoyment our students get from these programmes is perhaps our greatest achievement as a school.
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.