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Rising star - Becky Carrington


She's assistant headteacher, Birkbeck School and Community Arts College in Louth, Lincolnshire.


Since joining Birkbeck in 2005 as head of science, Becky has made a huge impact. She is credited with boosting morale and helping to create a vibrant and motivated department, more than doubling the number of science A*-C passes.

In 2008, Becky was appointed assistant headteacher after she played a crucial role in securing a second specialism for the school. Birkbeck already held a specialism in art, and Becky's work helped secure the same status in science and maths.

Becky is extremely dedicated to improving the lives of her students. She has taken a lead role in the implementation and organisation of the school's student leadership programme, which is designed to develop students' leadership skills, to enable them to take a lead on issues in their schools and communities.

Becky's colleagues praise her people skills, and she is popular with both staff and pupils. She has a fantastic relationship with her students and helps with the organisation of their annual school prom. She even arranges boxercise classes for her colleagues during lunch breaks.

Nominated by?

Lynda Dobson, headteacher, who says: "Becky is a real asset to the school and deserves recognition for her superb efforts. She is always on the go and has boundless energy. She's a real little dynamo around the school and I would thoroughly recommend her for headship in the future. Any school would be lucky to have her."

Thanks to the National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services for nominating this week's rising star. Send in your one to watch to, including 300 words and a picture.

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