After many years in public policy, Rachel retrained as a primary teacher in her early thirties. Rachel joined Barnes in 2005 after three years in an inner London primary and has been here ever since! She has worked across KS2 and more recently has settled in Year 5, leading the Upper Key Stage 2 team. Having led the development of science teaching and learning since joining the school, she has now taken on the leadership of mathematics. She has qualified as a primary mathematics specialist and works one day a week supporting other schools to develop subject expertise.