Rae Snape

Rae has been a head teacher since 2007, formerly at The Spinney Primary School, Cambridge and at Milton Road Primary School since January 2020. Rae describes being a headteacher as the best job in the world! Interested in policy and passionate (some might say obsessed) about education, Rae was a member of the Primary Headteachers’ Reference Group at the Department of Education for 9 years.

Rae is a National Leader of Education, a co-founder of the Cambridgeshire Festival of Education and of MyCambridge Cultural Education Partnership. Rae is the first ever Ambassador for Smiley Education Talks.

She has contributed to several books on education and is currently writing “The Headteacher’s Handbook” for Bloomsbury which will be published later this year. With an ambition to #NetworkTheNetworks Rae has recently joined the Foundation for Education Development as a member of the executive team.


Rae is part of our School Leadership Surgery team helping our listeners with their leadership challenges and answering their leadership questions.