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, she 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 V Form to VI Form and oversees academic progress. She co-ordinates the allocation of academic tutors for all VI Formers.
Phillippa was educated at Dollar Academy near Stirling, Scotland. As a zoologist she graduated 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 in 2011, she taught Biology at Sherborne School, Dorset.