Middle School Teachers

Prior to attending the University of Warwick, Mrs Draper worked in banking and foreign exchange. Once qualified she worked in state education for a number of years teaching both Key Stage One and Two in Birmingham and Somerset. Mrs Draper also spent a month teaching English in Cambodia for Grace House NGO. Mrs Draper’s roles have included class teacher, literacy lead, NQT and GTP mentor, Assistant Head Teacher and Acting Deputy Head Teacher. As a member of the Ruckleigh team, Mrs Draper is a Year Four class teacher and Religious Education and Geography subject co-ordinator.

Miss Lynch studied Primary Education with English at Newman University. Her dissertation project was focused on boy’s attitudes towards reading.  She has taught across both Key Stage One and Key Stage Two in state and preparatory schools. Miss Lynch has taught at Ruckleigh School for several years and is History Coordinator for the school. Prior to her teaching career, she worked as a teaching assistant and an examinations invigilator. 

With a (BEd) degree from the University of Warwick, a diploma in Art and Education and over a 30 years' teaching experience in the primary sector, Miss Reading is extremely passionate about what she does. Starting out as a cabin crew member for British Midland Airways and British Airways, she later joined Ruckleigh School after teaching at Warwick Preparatory School. Miss Reading later moved to Black Heath High School for Girls in London and Torwood House school in Bristol, returning to Ruckleigh School where she has taught for the last 17 years. She is a classroom teacher, the Sports Co-ordinator and a qualified Yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga.

Mrs. Peel worked for many years in the state sector, in three different schools, teaching all age groups within the Junior school. During this time she had responsibility for Mathematics and residential activity weeks. Since joining Ruckleigh school in 1998, Mrs. Peel initially worked for several years in Year Six, and again became responsible for Mathematics throughout the school until stepping down in July 2017. In recent years she has worked in both Years Three and Four, hoping to continue and build upon the foundations for learning established in Nursery, Kindergarten and Lower 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.