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Rachel Ward – Head of School

Rachel Ward is the Head of School at Parkside Primary Academy and also part of the Future Leaders network. She has been an SLE since January 2012 and has worked with a range of different schools and staff including primary, secondary and special schools. As an SLE, she has worked with senior leadership teams undertaking school improvement, building capacity within these schools so they can become self-sustaining and continue to improve. Her work as an SLE in primary and secondary schools includes leading teaching and learning, designing and facilitating bespoke professional development programmes and working with both teachers and associate staff to move teaching from RI to consistently good or good to outstanding. She is also a GCSE history examiner, working for AQA for the past 10 years.
Areas of Expertise:
• School improvement
• Continuous Professional Development
• Learning and teaching
• Coaching for leadership
• History KS1-KS4

Victoria Harrison