Rebecca’s post-A-level studies began with a Geography and Physical Education degree from Leeds University, followed by the National Professional Qualification for Headship and more recently, an MA in Education from Buckingham University. Her extensive career has spanned both state and independent schools with a breadth of roles, including Departmental Head and Director of Sixth Form, Assistant Head and Deputy Head. She is also a qualified ISI Inspector and represents HMC on the school’s inspection committee for the South West. She was previously Headteacher at Hull Collegiate before moving down south. Rebecca is a Governor at an independent school in Hertfordshire and on the Executive Learning Committee for a Multi-Academy Trust in London. Now in her fourth year as Principal at Surbiton High School, Rebecca is looking forward to the next challenge, after leading the School through a WW2 bomb scare and global pandemic!
Her love of sport has been a lifelong passion, starting out in her school days as a British gymnast. These days, she is more likely to be found pounding the streets on a run, climbing Kilimanjaro or when time allows, indulging her passion for TEDx speaking, travel and exploring her love of geography with her two children.