Rehana Shanks

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Rehana was appointed Chair of BELMAS in July 2018 and is now Immediate Past Chair.  She started teaching in 1997 after completing her first degree at Glasgow University and her PGCE(P) at the University of Paisley.  She started teaching in Ayrshire before moving to Edinburgh in 1999 working in the city centre as a class teacher. In 2002 Rehana was seconded to Quality Services as Science Support officer, during this time she started working on research projects and writing for Local and National Curriculum developments. In 2004 Rehana took up post as Depute Headteacher at Dean Park Primary School.  During this time she completed her Masters in Educational Leadership and Management with the Open University. Rehana lives in Edinburgh with her husband and four young children.

Rehana can be followed on twitter @rehanashanks.


Headteacher at Dean Park Primary School in Balerno, Edinburgh
Member of the BELMAS practitioner research interest group
SELMAS committee member (Scottish Educational Leadership Management and
Administration Society)
Doctoral student University of Glasgow

Research interest areas:

Educational Leadership and Management
Career long learning
Transdisciplinary learning and '3-18 Philosophy of Education'
Social values
Digital tools for reflection

Curriculum interest areas and expertise:

Support for Learning and Pastoral care
Community engagement
Arts and Languages

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