Rachael Paige Bishop Grosseteste University, UK
is Head of Programmes: Primary and Early Years at Bishop Grosseteste, Lincoln. She started her career as a primary school teacher, leading in areas such as special needs, English and music. Moving in to a Headship of a primary school, she completed her Masters in Leadership and Management focusing upon improving behaviour through distributed leadership. Her work in initial teacher education has focused upon professional teaching skills, with a particular emphasis upon behaviour. Her doctorate is an exploration of the concept of teacher presence using a reciprocal model with teachers to gain a deeper understanding of this phenomenon.