Principal, Isaac Newton Academy
Rachel Macfarlane is a National Leader of Education in her 14th year of Headship. After seven years at Walthamstow School for Girls, Rachel joined Ark Schools in 2011 to set up an all-through academy for 4-18 year olds in Ilford, London. Since 2009 Rachel has been Project Director of The London Leadership Strategy’s Going For Great Programme, which involves working with leaders of outstanding schools to share good practice. Rachel is a Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Education and serves on the Headteacher Board for the Regional Schools Commissioner for the North East London & East of England region.