Mrs Ball

Mrs Ball

Assistant Principal – Teaching and Learning

I’m originally from London but moved to Manchester to come to university. At university, I completed a History Degree and then my PGCE, qualifying as a teacher in 2001.

I joined Walkden as an NQT 18 years ago and became Head of History, Head of Global Zone, and then Assistant Principal. I am in charge of Teaching and Learning and Staff CPD, which is a brilliant job! I get to read lots of the latest research and support staff to become better teachers, using evidence from this research. Further, I support new staff to the profession, which is a real privilege.

The students at this Academy are fantastic! My aim is that they all achieve whatever aspirations and goals that they may have. 

I have a real passion for improving teaching and I am proud to work at an Academy with so much potential.

I am best contacted via email at: rachel.ball@coopacademies.co.uk.