A University of Cambridge graduate with a UK teaching qualification, Rebecca began her teaching career in 1999, working initially as Head of Performing Arts at schools in the Southeast of England, before progressing into Sixth Form Leadership. As Director of Sixth Form with the Inspiration Trust, Sixth Form provision improved rapidly and significantly, gaining recognition as one of the top performing Sixth Forms for progress in the UK. Quickly promoted to Vice Principal in an Academy Trust, she was responsible for securing outstanding academic standards, overseeing pastoral care, including child safeguarding, and ensuring high quality teaching and learning in the whole-school context. Since relocating to Dubai in 2016, Rebecca has worked as Assistant Principal in the Kingsâ€™ School Group and Vice Principal of Jumeirah College, GEMS flagship UK Curriculum School, before taking the role of Principal at Dubai British School Jumeirah Park, a Taaleem school. Responsible for school improvement and leading & managing change, Rebecca has genuine expertise in safeguarding, student personal & social development, leading staff and teacher development, specifically evidence-informed learning, innovation in education pedagogy and curriculum design. She holds the National Professional Qualification for Headship and is a certified trainer with Infinite Learning and UCL, specialising in senior leadership development.
16 November 2022 | 11:00 - 11:40 | English | Well-being or Super-being?
Why, what and how should we support school leaders?
In this session, chaired by Dr Helen Wright, the panellists will consider how school leaders can best be supported to do their most amazing work. Areas covered will include:
· What does a school leader actually do, and why do they need to be supported?
· The power of personal and professional coaching for leaders
· The future of school leadership