Mr Kevin Carson, MPhil (Cantab)
Kevin was born and educated in Liverpool. Between the ages of 14 to 17, Kevin played a central character, Geoff Rogers that lived in Brookside Close, but left to pursue his academic education.
He studied English literature as an undergraduate there and then attended Trinity College, Cambridge where he completed an M.Phil. in Renaissance Literature, before training to be a teacher at the University of Warwick. As a teacher, his previous schools were King Edwards’ Girls School, Cheltenham College, Abingdon School and The Grammar School at Leeds. In January 2017 Kevin took up the post of Headteacher at the Royal Masonic School for Girls.
Kevin is married to Sarah, and they have two daughters, aged 10 and 12.
Mrs Vicky Greig, BA
Vicky joined RMS for Girls in 2017 as the Head of Ruspini House Nursery School. Her early years’ experience has been notably diverse, initially in a multi-agency role at a children’s centre before moving into Early Years education.
While working at the children’s centre Vicky trained at Buckinghamshire University where she gained a BA in Early Years and her Early Years Teacher status. SENCO trained, and experienced in opening and running nurseries, Vicky is passionate about children’s development and supporting families. Working collaboratively with parents and guardians is at the heart of her practice.
With an eclectic music taste and a love for good food, Vicky loves spending time with her friends and family.
Mrs Melanie Horn, BEd
Having completed her secondary education here at RMS Melanie studied Primary Education at the University of Wales, Bangor. She strongly believes in the importance of offering everyone a wide range of opportunities and encourages each pupil in Cadogan House to aim high and discover new skills. Melanie has a passion for children’s literature and enjoys discovering new texts.
Before joining RMS Melanie taught in both the state and independent sectors most recently as Assistant Head, Pre Prep at St Martin’s School in Northwood. She was delighted to have the opportunity to join the RMS community having very fond memories of her time as a pupil.
Melanie lives locally with her two children, one of whom is a pupil at RMS, and enjoys exploring the Chiltern countryside and pottering in her garden at the weekends.
Ms Rachel Bailey, BSc
Rachel Bailey attended Badminton School for Girls and Habersdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. She read Economics at York University and completed her teacher training at Warwick University.
Prior to joining RMS for Girls Rachel was previously Assistant Head Teacher Academic and Head of Sixth Form at John Hampden Grammar School.
Rachel is a strong believer in a holistic education, where academic success is important but not the sole purpose. Educationally she is passionate about ensuring every pupil at RMS has the opportunity to thrive, develop and achieve their potential in a supportive and nurturing environment. She challenges pupils in a way that encourages them to take up opportunities and to put themselves out of their comfort zone and enjoys their surprise when they realise how much they can achieve. She believes that building confidence, resilience, and self-esteem alongside the ‘soft skills’ so necessary for the 21st Century are an essential function of any school.
As an accomplished musician and music aficionado, Rachel takes an active interest in school productions, plays the piano, and sings for pleasure. She is also passionate about horses, and would love nothing more than to have an equestrian centre at RMS!
More recently Rachel has been developing her creative side learning the intricacies of cake decorating.
Mrs Clare Freeman, BSc
Clare joined RMS for Girls as a full-time Geography teacher in 2005 and became Head of Sixth Form in September 2016.
Educated at the School of St. Helen and St. Katherine, Abingdon Clare studied Geography at Durham University. As part of Clare’s degree, she also spent a year studying at Aix-en-Provence University. Clare completed her PGCE at Nottingham University where she also trained to teach Geography in French. Clare is an accomplished harpist and pianist.
Outside school Clare has taken part in the Great North Run and played tighthead prop in a local rugby team. However recently, her passions for baking and good coffee have proved to be more relaxing options.