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.
Assistant Headteacher Standards
During my time in education, through working in two multi academy trusts, I have gained experience of a number of educational settings and contexts in a range of capacities including senior leadership.
In my role as Finance Director I lead the professional financial management of the school. Responsible for providing financial planning, income generation and budget control to assist leaders in effectively managing funds to meet the school’s objectives. I maintain robust financial systems and controls to safeguard finances, ensure efficiency and value for money.
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.