In August 2017, Rachel joined the Aldridge Education team as our Deputy Director of Education.

Before becoming a teacher, Rachel worked in brand marketing where she worked for global companies such as BT, Mars and Time Warner. She qualified as a teacher in 2007, where she specialised in English and in 2010 was accepted onto the Future Leaders Accelerated Headship Programme.

She has previously been Assistant and Vice Principal in schools in East Sussex, where she specialised in teaching, learning and literacy, and also delivered middle and senior leadership training Teaching Leaders.

In 2015, Rachel joined the GEMS Cambridge International School in Abu Dhabi as Head of Secondary School, where she took through the first GCSE cohort of over 83 nationalities.

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