After working in international IT recruitment as a Quality Assurance Manager for a number of years, Rachel embarked on a teaching career. She qualified in 2004 and began as a Computing lead in an East London primary school which is a role she has maintained throughout. Rachel’s decision to change careers was due to her passion to the life of others through educating and inspiring the next generation. In particular, those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Rachel has taught in a number of schools across London and held various roles including KS2 lead. For the latter part of her career, Rachel held part-time positions whilst raising her young family. More recent roles include teaching KS3 and KS4 pupils unable to access mainstream schools education and some work in Pupil Referral Units.
Rachel has an in-depth knowledge and first-hand teaching experience with Jigsaw PSHE. She has been privileged to observe the positive impact it has on students. Pupils develop resilience, confidence, thinking skills and better relationships with their peers. Rachel has always supported and encouraged staff with their planning and delivery of their Jigsaw PSHE lessons in school. Why is she so passionate about PSHE? Rachel strongly believes that PSHE furnishes pupils with the tools to develop key life skills enabling them to face living in the wider world and become effective citizens.
Since leaving the classroom, Rachel works for an education charity supporting schools with Christian collective worship, RE lessons and SMSC provision. She is also a qualified freelance Financial Education Coach.
If Rachel can find any spare time, you’ll find her running around the local common or spending time with her husband and two sons. Rachel is also a caring cat lover and enjoys reading and musical theatre.
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