Rebecca is the Ebor Academy Trust Specialist for behaviour and wellbeing, as well as leader for restorative practice. Rebecca has over 15 years experience of working with children and families in the most challenging and difficult of circumstances.
Having worked in a variety of schools from primary to secondary, most recently she was involved as part of the senior leadership in the transformation of a school that went into special measures.
Rebecca does extensive advisory work across the country, sharing her knowledge and expertise in pupil wellbeing, safeguarding and behaviour management. Rebecca has experience in developing pastoral units within mainstream schools that look at ensuring children rapidly make changes to their behaviour, ensuring that the focus can come back to learning.
One of Rebecca’s particular passions is the coaching and mentoring of staff on practical strategies to manage children’s challenging behaviours.
Recently Rebecca has spearheaded a project for a local authority on the ‘closing the gap’ strategy, developing a workforce of well being workers across a cluster of schools. Equipping the staff with the skills and expertise to be able to support hard to reach and vulnerable children in their schools and settings.
As well as lecturing on several university degree courses in the restorative approach, Rebecca also has developed a bespoke package of training around improving pupil mental health and wellbeing.