Staff and Governors

Ruth CrowsonRuth Crowson

Ruth Crowson

Director of Studies


BSc Lancaster University; PGCE Kingston University

Ruth graduated from the University of Lancaster with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Hons) in Marketing Management. She spent several successful years in the commercial sector working in advertising and marketing before changing careers.

Ruth comes from a family of teachers; Her Grandmother was a well-respected Headmistress, her mother was a teacher too. In 2009 she gained her PGCE in Primary Education with Drama from Kingston University, resulting in QTS. 

Ruth completed her NQT year at Ripley Court, gaining further valuable teaching experience at Bishopsgate School in Egham.

Ruth returned to Ripley Court in a part-time position, teaching various year groups and then later in a full-time post teaching Year 3. She was joined at Ripley in 2017 by her two young sons. 

In 2017 Ruth accepted the Head of Teaching and Learning role and was promoted to Director of Studies in 2019. She is responsible for monitoring, evaluating and developing the curriculum within the school.

Ruth is keen to inspire children to love learning and develop an appreciation of authentic life skills. 

Outside of school, Ruth enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons. She's passionate about theatre and books. 

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