Rachel Campbell has worked in various roles within education since 2002. From the first time she walked into a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Rachel knew she wanted to support young people on the fringe of education and society. Her mainstream experience with disengaged students who displayed challenging behaviour led Rachel to take on additional responsibility as a Year Manager. This helped her to develop knowledge of what pupils and their families were experiencing beyond the school gates.
Rachel progressed into the Alternative Education sector and secured a middle leadership role at a PRU. She went from leading English across the PRU and raising teaching and learning expectations among students and staff, to securing her first senior leadership position as an Assistant Headteacher.
After supporting the PRU through two Ofsted Inspections, moving from Require Improvement to Good, and progressing into the role of Designated Safeguarding Lead and Specialist Leader of Education, Rachel secured the position of Deputy Headteacher.
Since then she has continued to research staff well-being and development and has introduced a personalised CPD programme to allow staff to engage with their own development and growth.
Rachel is an advocate for learning for all, and passionate about developing others to realise their potential.
Enthusiastic and passionate she has been invited to speak publicly about several topics such as curriculum planning, challenging behaviour, student mental health and well-being and inspiring early career teachers to get into the profession.
Rachel continues to actively engage with Women Ed and is an advocate for women leading in education.