Staff Stories Series


Following on from last week, this is our second instalment of the Staff Stories Series where we get to know more about the staff here at The Abbey. This week following the success of the Reading Festival of Sport we have Rachael Steele, Head of Junior School PE and Sport.

Describe yourself in three words…
ambitious, helpful and fun!

What was the last thing you read?
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Would you rather cook or order takeaway?

What interested you about your subject before becoming a teacher in this field?
Loved being outside

What advice or career advice would you give your younger self?
Take every opportunity you get

What’s your favourite family tradition?
Roast dinner over the Easter weekend

Do you have any interesting habits?
Yes, I have a conversation with myself in my head and expect everyone around me to be listening

What is your favourite way to spend your free time?
A sunny walk

What did you want to be when you grew up?
A PE teacher!

Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Early bird

What’s your biggest fear?
Falling from height

What music do you like listening to?
I love anything from the 90s or 00s especially the Spice Girls!!

Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of school?
Weightlifting and animals

A fun fact about yourself or something that someone else may not know about you.
I can ride a horse

Where did you grow up?

What animal best describes you?
Golden Retriever

What was your favourite school subject?
PE or Art

If you were stranded on a desert island, which two items could you not live without?
A tennis ball and coffee

Do you have a secret talent or party trick?
I can complete a game of solitaire in 54 seconds!

Rom com, sci-fi, comedy or horror etc?

What TV programme, film or box set etc did you recently enjoy?
Stranger things

Do you have a celebrity crush?
Channing Tatum

Who is your hero?
Ellie Simmonds

What is your favourite vacation and why?
Italy for the food!

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