Louise Rhodes

Art/ Creative Arts

I have been teaching for 19 years and I am currently Head of Faculty for Creative Arts and PE at Bridgnorth Endowed School.

This is my second year in this role and as a faculty leader and I am passionate about the subject art that I teach as well as the other creative arts subjects. I have led a successful team to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed, gain key skills and are ready to advance to their next step in education, whether that be KS4 or moving onto other courses. Last year’s GCSE Art cohort saw many students achieving outstanding grades with one student being recognised for achieving one the highest grades in the country.

I am committed to raising standards, developing high quality learning which maximises to progress and success of all students, no matter what their ability, allowing them to achieve their full potential.

I am looking forward to creating an exciting networking group within the trust to be active in delivering, shaping, and developing excellence in innovation art education across all schools in the trust. This will allow us to share good practice, deepen subject knowledge, offer support, collaboration and encourage consistency to raise standards. I am also looking forward to working with all Art Departments across the trust to offer support and guidance to staff and together we will ensure our students reach their full potential.

As well as being a teacher, I have three boys who are all at different schools and all have different interests so my own time at the moment is taken up by being ‘mum’s taxi’. When I do have time, I enjoy running and completed the London Marathon in 2019. I also have a gorgeous bulldog called Yogi who loves to go on lots of walks.

Before starting my career in teaching, I travelled extensively, spending time India, New Zealand and Malaysia to name a few as well as spending a year in Africa teaching in a school Zambia and then travelling to many different countries. I am hoping to be able to continue my travelling to discover other countries at some point in the future.