BC (before children!) Rachel taught in the primary phase, as RE subject leader in community school settings for much of that time, with additional responsibilities for Collective Worship and SMSC. She has been involved as a writer in the past 4 reviews of the Surrey RE Agreed Syllabus, leading the Primary teams for the revisions in 2007 & 2012 and most recently, co-ordinating the complete review of the new Surrey Agreed Syllabus (2017-1022). She has also reviewed the Diocesan Guidelines for VA Schools (twice!). In addition to her Diocesan role alongside Jane Whittington, Rachel is currently the RE adviser to Surrey SACRE, and leads RE subject leader training sessions for both the Diocese and Babcock 4S.
When not reviewing syllabi, Rachel also writes assembly materials and is a regular contributor to the BBC Schools’ Radio Collective Worship programme ‘Something to Think About’.
Areas of specialism:
RE in primary classrooms; supporting RE subject leaders; practical ideas for collective worship
Role within the Diocese:
Associate Consultant for RE (Primary)