Rachel McAndrew - Assistant Principal and SENDCo

Following the completion of her BA Business Education Degree at Sunderland University, Rachel's first teaching post was in Essex. She gained experience of teaching and leadership of Careers Education and Pastoral support as a Head of House. Keen to move back to the North East Rachel was successfully appointed as a Head of Year at Macmillan Academy. Which was followed by the position of Head of Business and ICT at Unity City Academy; this position also allowed experience as an associate senior leader. At this time Rachel graduated from a Masters in Education at Durham University. Prior to her role at Outwood Acklam; she gain experience as an Assistant Principal, Deputy Head and finally as the Head of School at Freebrough Academy.

Rachel is delighted to have joined the OGAT family as she is also committed to providing outstanding educational opportunities for young people. Understanding that it is essential to cultivate emotional intelligence, resilience, collaboration and reflection skills in young people to promote independent lifelong learning; to truly allow the transformation of lives.