Vicky Tuck

Senior Advisor

Vicky Tuck has extensive experience of school leadership at the highest level in national and international contexts. In July 2017 she completed a six-year mandate as Director General of The International School of Geneva. Educating 4,500 students of 140 nationalities in 8 schools on three campuses, ISG is the largest and oldest international school and the birthplace of the International Baccalaureate. Areas of particular focus for Vicky during her tenure have included strengthening appraisal as a key contributor to school improvement: defining senior and middle management leadership competencies: developing key functions such as finance, marketing and HR and sensitising everyone to the relationship between a high-quality provision, cost control, student and parent satisfaction levels and stable enrolment. Vicky was previously Principal of the prestigious Cheltenham Ladies' College in the UK, a position she held from 1996 to 2011. She was President of the Girls' Schools Association in 2008 and Vice Chair of the Independent Schools Council, chairing its Education Committee prior to her departure to Switzerland. Earlier in her career, Vicky worked at the Institute of Education, now part of UCL, training modern languages teachers. Herself a modern languages teacher for many years, Vicky speaks fluent French, excellent Italian and rusty Spanish. Three years ago, Vicky trained as an executive coach in order to support to best effect her own team of principals at Geneva and, latterly, other headteachers and aspiring heads in their important, wide-ranging and often taxing work. Helping leaders to navigate their way through an array of challenges in a non-judgemental, confidential relationship is work that Vicky finds particularly rewarding. Vicky joined RSAcademics in 2017, bringing with her the desire to see schools well led and well governed.