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Meet The Team: Clare Hicks

This August Clare joined Team Rockley as Head of Education bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and an overarching approach to quality.  

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Having previously worked as Head of Curriculum at a local sixth form college and also having worked for the exam board, Pearson, Clare’s background is not only in teaching, but having travelled the world as an Instructor and Ski Rep.

After settling in we caught up with Clare to find out more about our newest team member. 

What does the Head of Education job role involve?

I manage the Rockley BTEC Level 3 Sport Outdoor Adventure programme and am working on developing the educational arm of Rockley.

When did you join Rockley?

GCSE results day 23rd August 2018. It was a busy day confirming results with students and interviewing new students for the BTEC programme.  

Where were you before Rockley?

I was Head of Curriculum for Sport at Brockenhurst College. I was there for 11 years. 

What attracted you to joining the Rockley team?

The challenge, along with working in a different environment. Being by the beach each day and getting to use the beach as a classroom! 

What are you most excited about in your new role?

Seeing how we can grow the educational side of the business and what we can develop in the future. 

What would you like to see happening with Rockley BTEC in 2019?

Expanding and developing. I would like to help make an awesome course, even more awesome. Plus introducing new adventures for our students. 


Tell us 3 things we don’t know about you?

1. I played the drum’s at school.
2. I read a book a week.
3. I have designed four websites. 


Clare is passionate about teaching, learning, coaching, leading and educating young minds. Outside of Rockley Clare likes hockey, fitness, training, nutrition and reading. Along with her role as Head of Education Clare is an RYA Dinghy Instructor, RYA Windsurf Instructor, PE Teacher and Hockey Coach. Clare lives and breathes what she preaches and describes herself as surfer, snowboarder, day dreamer, traveller, coffee lover, creative thinker and definitely one of life's positive thinkers!

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