Rachel Skirrow – Primary - Assistant Principal, Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane

Rachel is Assistant Principal of Outwood Primary Academy Ledger Lane with the responsibility for inclusion. She has been teaching for 18 years, both within KS1 and KS2, and has held the post of SENCo for 14 years.

Within her role, Rachel monitors and evaluates the progress of all vulnerable children within school; establishing children’s individual needs, both academic and social, then ensuring that interventions are specifically tailored to the children’s needs and monitor the impact carefully. She passionately believes that all children, irrespective of their gender, race, special educational need and disability, should be given the help and support needed to realise their full potential. Rachel continually strives to ensure that school is following the best practice and through hard work and commitment.

Recent OFSTED noted "The school provides effective additional support for those at risk of falling behind. Pupils with special educational needs make particularly good progress. Some achieve outstandingly well. This is due to the very well-targeted support they receive