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. It is heartening to work every day with such special young people who we work immensely hard with to ensure they leave us with the very best life chances.
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.
I am responsible for our schools Data and Administration Team. Prior to this I worked for the NHS and local authority in a range of similar roles from data officer to senior information officer.Over the last few years the role has grown and I have taken on full responsibility for the administration team as well as becoming lead officer for GDPR.
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.