Meet Bethan Austen
Learn a little more about Bethan Austen
Bethan has been a qualified Science Teacher with a Chemistry specialism for 7 years, and has experience teaching across all secondary years and sixth form. She is originally from Manchester and relocated to Rugby 5 years ago at which point she joined the team at RFSS.
Initially employed as a Classroom Teacher and then promoted to Science Second in Department, she was then appointed as the first Head of Year 7 in 2019. She has been integral in the development of the Year 6 Transition programme as well as helping to lead and develop the Pastoral Team in her promotion to KS3 Raising Standards Leader in 2021. She has seen and contributed to the school's progression through two Ofsted inspections and as a result was appointed as Assistant Headteacher in January 2023. In September 2023 she will take on the role of Senior Assistant Headteacher, supporting the Headteacher in the triangulation of Behaviour & Attitudes, Quality of Education and Personal Development.
Bethan completed her NPQSL in 2021, which focused on improving the engagement of students through the implementation of a relationships focused behaviour strategy. Throughout her roles at RFSS, Bethan has always strived to ensure both students and parents feel supported and that students leave being fully 'set for life' ahead with the challenges and opportunities this can bring.
Outside of RFSS, Bethan lives with her husband and their mischievous tree-climbing cat Murph! She enjoys reading, walking and spending time with family and friends back in Manchester whenever possible.