A bit about me

Rachael Downs is the data lead for the Multi Academy Trust and a central figure for ensuring that all schools are held accountable for their data and closing the gap between vulnerable groups and their peers. Rachael’s high calibre within data and assessment is evidenced by her achieving the national gold mark for assessment leads. Rachael has worked across a range of schools and has a proven track record in effectively using data as a catalyst for moving schools forward. Rachael has led CPD at a national level for data and assessment.

Along with her role as data lead for the MAT, Rachael also combines the role of deputy head for Robin Hood Academy where she also takes on the lead role for Pupil Premium.


Data Analysis
Assessment Strategies


Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.

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