Lower School Teachers

Mrs. Bullard has a Bachelor of Humanities Honours Degree (English, Theology and Education) and Post Graduate Certificate of Education. Throughout her career, she has been a classroom teacher in both Key Stages 1 and 2; a Learning Support Teacher and an external marker for KS2 SATs in English and Mathematics. Mrs Bullard has been our English Coordinator for many years and now also serves as part of our Senior Leadership Team as Lower School Coordinator.

Miss Dunn graduated from Leeds collage with BA (Hons) QTS and has worked with primary school children of all ages. She worked in The British International School in Istanbul for many years where she was the art lead and coordinator of a small campus before moving back to England to continue her teaching career at Ruckleigh. She has worked at Ruckleigh for many years and is the Schools’ Designated Safeguarding Lead and one of the Years Two teachers. Miss Dunn remembers walking into Ruckleigh for the first time and feeling like she was 'home'.

Mrs Burrell is now entering her 22nd year of teaching. She has a thorough knowledge and understanding of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and is passionate about delivering high quality teaching and learning in an engaging and creative style.


Prior to joining Ruckleigh, Mrs Burrell worked at another local primary school that was OFSTED rated ‘Outstanding’. There she held a Senior Leadership position coordinating Maths throughout the school. She joined Ruckleigh School four years ago and has thoroughly enjoyed teaching in Lower School. Mrs Burrell is the Schools First Aid co-ordinator.

Miss Randhawa studied Molecular and Cellular Biology and achieved a Bsc Hons. Miss Randhawa gained her QTS after studying for Primary PGCE at the University of Manchester. She has worked in four different primary schools. Her previous roles have included Head of Key Stage One and Early Years.


At Ruckleigh, Miss Randhawa is the Head of Art and Design Technology and is developing the subjects across the whole school in order to create a relevant and exciting learning experience for our pupils. She aims to ensure that her pupils become independent learners and develop a love and curiosity for learning.

Mrs Green joined Ruckleigh School as a level 3 teaching assistant in October 2014, having trained at Solihull college and successfully achieved NCFE level 2 and level 3 diploma in specialist support for teaching and learning in schools.


Prior to joining Ruckleigh School, Mrs Green undertook her training at Our Lady of the Wayside school in Shirley, Solihull.

Miss Ashmore attended University College Birmingham to complete her Level 3 qualification in Childcare and Education. She also achieved her Level 1 and 2 in NCFE Creative Craft. Miss Ashmore is a former pupil of the School.

Mrs Wilson has taught in the independent sector since 1984 as a class teacher and since joining Ruckleigh in 2002 has taught music and more recently computing to all year groups. Mrs Wilson is an accomplished musician and plays Piano, violin, viola and timpani. Prior to teaching she worked as a session musician for orchestras and bands.


Mrs Brown gained an Honorary Bachelor of Science Degree with Qualified Teaching Status and has taught at Ruckleigh School since qualifying in 1998, firstly as a class teacher in Lower School, then Middle School before moving on to teach Science through years one to six.

I have many years experience of teaching sport and am in fact the longest serving member of staff at Ruckleigh! Nothing pleases me more than seeing children develop an enthusiasm and passion for sport irrespective of their level of ability. 

I am a FA registered Level 2 coach and in recent years as part of my CPD I have completed the separate modules of the FA Youth Award, a new initiative from the Football Association for coaches working within specific age groups, in my case 'The Foundation Stage' for 5-11 year olds.  I also hold FA qualifications in Futsal, coaching disabled footballers plus additional qualifications from the governing bodies in hockey and cricket.

Since graduating in 2000 from the University of Reading with BA (Hons) History QTS, Mrs Harrison has taught across all years of Primary education within schools in Solihull. Prior to starting at Ruckleigh in 2015, she led the subjects of Maths and History. Mrs Harrison has also been a member of the Senior Leadership Team with a variety of roles which include Assessment Leader, Key Stage One Leader and Assistant Head Teacher.

After completing her BEd Hons degree in Primary Education at Northampton University, Rachael initially taught in the state sector before taking a career break and working with pre-school children in France and then Southern Spain. Upon her return to the UK, Rachael wanted to widen her experience of teaching and taught in a number of schools in the Warwickshire area as a supply teacher. Rachael joined Ruckleigh in January 2004 as a year 5 class teacher, she now works part-time teaching maths intervention lessons for Key Stage 2 and delivering the nationally recognised Maths Catch-up programme, offering 1:1 lessons for children that require maths support. Rachael became Maths Co-ordinator at Ruckleigh in April 2017.

I am the Drama and Speech tutor here at Ruckleigh. I have been teaching Drama and English to all year groups and abilities since leaving university in 2008. I also teach group LAMDA sessions, specialising in speaking verse and prose, which I believe builds confidence in both public speaking and articulation. Outside of work, Mrs Banks loves all things retro and vintage, she says the children often comment on her inspired vintage outfits!

Mrs Lynch is the Ruckleigh School Librarian. Mrs Lynch graduated from University of North Wales Bangor with a degree in Linguistics and the English Language. She went on to complete her TESOL Certificate and taught English to speakers of other languages in China and Greece. Following this, Victoria completed qualifications in both Mentoring and Learning Support and has worked with pupils from Nursery up to Year 11.