Phillippa joined Lancing in 2011 as Head of Biology and in 2017 became Assistant Head Academic. Phillippa organises the academic reporting schedule and manages the process of GCSE and A Level subject choice, advising pupils on their choices. She works closely with Heads of Department, analyses academic performance data at GCSE and A Level, and supports the Deputy Head in academic monitoring and target setting. She leads the transition from Fifth Form to Sixth Form and oversees academic progress, as well as co-ordinating the allocation of academic tutors for all Fourth Formers.
Phillippa was educated at Dollar Academy near Stirling, Scotland, and graduated as a Zoologist from Edinburgh University in 1999. Having completed a Science PGCE at Exeter University, she went on to teach Biology at Shrewsbury School, Shropshire, and then at Hillcrest International School, Nairobi, Kenya.
Before joining Lancing, Phillippa taught Biology at Sherborne School, Dorset.