Rachel first joined Merton Infant School as an LSA in 2012. In 2013, she began her teacher training, some of which was completed at Merton under the watchful eye of Mrs James. After building on her experience in other schools, Rachel returned to Merton to teach Reception in 2016 and remained as part of the team until 2023. During her time as a teacher at the school, Rachel taught pupils from YR to Y2, as well as being Literacy and PE Curriculum Manager and a Staff Governor.
After going on maternity leave in June 2022, Rachel decided to take some time out of her teaching career to spend more time with her daughter. Having spent the last 10 years building relationships with the staff, pupils and their families, leaving the school was not an easy decision to make, so when the opportunity to support the school as a co-opted governor came up, she didn’t need any persuading.
Rachel is keen to help make a difference to the lives of the children that pass through the school and will use her experience and passion for education to ensure Merton continues to thrive.