Meet Laura Edmonds
Learn a little more about Laura Edmonds
Laura has been teaching Science for 18 years within three local secondary schools in Warwickshire. Laura has experience of being both Head of Science and Assistant Head Teacher in two of those schools, as well as being Head of a Teaching School for a local MAT. Within this period Laura has also had some time out of education to prioritise looking after her two children, who mean the world to her. Being a working parent, and living in the local community, bring an understanding and perspective of the contexts we work within and allow her to be extra proud to be working with parents, carers, staff and students at RFSS on a daily basis.
Laura has an absolute passion for teaching, for making ‘every lesson count’ and for the continual professional development of all staff. As an Assistant Head Teacher at her previous school, she was solely responsible for Teaching and Learning and Staff Development and the rating of this area went from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’ in a full Ofsted Inspection under her leadership. Laura firmly believes that all students and staff have talents to be celebrated and shared and that, with collaboration and dedication, all students can achieve their full potential, personally as well as academically.
From September 2023, Laura’s main area of focus at RFSS will be upon raising Year 11 achievement through ensuring high-quality teaching, regular feedback, intervention and support. Laura works with other school leaders, staff, students and their families to develop an achievement culture in which care and ambition for our students are at the very heart. Focusing time and effort upon what is evidenced to have the most impact, according to academic research and the relevance to our students, is always a priority, as well as an attitude of ‘leaving nothing to chance’.
Outside of school, Laura will usually be found spending time with her family and, crazy but adorable, border collie! She loves boxing fitness classes and yoga, reading and listening to and playing music. In her spare time, she’s at her happiest spending time with family and friends, out in nature and eating Indian food.