Safeguarding Team

Mrs Chandler joined Ruckleigh in 2015 as the specialist Nursery teacher. Mrs Chandler previously taught in Year 2 and Nursery in a Birmingham Preparatory School. Mrs Chandler gained her primary teaching degree at the University of Worcester and is a qualified Paediatric first-aider. Mrs Chandler has competed in archery across the country and now teaches an introductory extra curricular archery club.

Mrs. Finch holds a BSc.(Hons.) in Urban Estate Management and practised as a Chartered Surveyor for several years in London and Sheffield before relocating to the West Midlands where she attained her PGCE from Newman College.


Mrs. Finch taught in Birmingham's largest Catholic primary school for 14 years before taking up her teaching post at Ruckleigh School in 2004 where she specialised in Upper Years teaching and became Deputy Headmistress in 2006.

Mr Smith read History at New College Oxford, where he won the Burden Griffith Prize (2005) for his work on the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Mr Smith has worked in both through and preparatory schools. Mr Smith has been Deputy Head of two Preparatory Schools' and has held Senior Leadership positions focused on GCSE aged pupils. Immediately prior to joining Ruckleigh, Mr Smith was Deputy Master at Westminster under School.