My name is Rebecca Ross and I am the new pastoral deputy head here at HeadStart. I am from Cornwall, England which is where I started my teaching career in primary education following completion of a Primary Bachelor of Education (Hons). Since then I have completed the National Professional Qualification for Headship, NPQH and have spent a number of years in leadership positions. Most recently, I have been working for the Ministry of Defence as a deputy head teacher for British military families posted to Cyprus. This was a great opportunity; however I look forward to working with students and their families where there is less mobility, and greater opportunity to be part of students' development over a greater length of their school life. I have always lived and worked by the sea and can’t wait for the opportunity to take up diving again here in Thailand. Due to the poor diving conditions in Cornwall, and the lack of sea life in the Mediterranean off Cyprus, it has been many years since I have explored the underwater world. I have a 19 year old son who is completing a degree apprenticeship with Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and a 16 year old son who will be joining the sixth form here at HeadStart. My husband Iain has also joined HeadStart as a computing and maths teacher. I pursue excellence in everything and strive to achieve the best possible outcomes for pupils. I believe in nurturing pupils to not only achieve their academic potential, but also develop as confident, resilient and respectful individuals within our community and globally. I am looking forward to working within such a diverse community where there is clearly a strong sense of identity and wellbeing which support academic success. I know from many years of experience that great things can be achieved within a community when strengths and interests are supported and I look forward to being part of this.