Hello, my name is Rebecca Woodall. At Glenthorne, I have the privilege of being Headteacher with specific additional roles of Pupil Premium Lead, Assessment and Designated Safeguarding Lead.
My teaching qualification is a PGCE, I have also been an Advanced Skills Teacher, a School Improvement Consultant and have been a Deputy/Head of School for over ten years, in two different schools. Additionally, I have my National Qualification for Headship and have almost completed my Masters.
Outside of school, I spend the majority of my time with my young daughter visiting places of interest, cycling, painting/creating and doing lots of cooking (she wants to be a chef). We also spend a lot of time with our family and friends, either for days out or away on holidays.
We also like to travel, our favourite place so far being New Zealand (I like it because of all the geology!). My initial degree is actually a BSc in Geography and Geology, from The University of Birmingham, so I love anything to do with volcanoes, rocks and fossils. My other main interest is scuba diving, I have over 150 logged dives from all over the world and I am a Dive Leader; I have even swum with sharks. I am also a keen rugby fan, watching Wasps and England play when I can.
One of the things I really like about Glenthorne is the sense of community, with strong, positive relationships which are underpinned by effective teamwork. When everyone works together, it makes a very special place where the children are able to thrive and succeed.
I had many favourite subjects at school, but my most favourite ones are probably geography, history and art. However, after becoming a teacher, I would also now include English, especially writing.
If I wasn't a teacher, I would be either a marine biologist, an archaeologist or volcanologist (basically something outdoors!). When I retire, I plan to spend most of my time either by, in or on the sea helping save marine wildlife and cleaning up the oceans.