Fionnuala read English Literature at Exeter College, Oxford. After a brief foray in publishing at Macmillan and the British Library, Fionnuala embarked on her teaching career at The Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, where she taught English and later became Head of Middle School.
Continuing in the boarding school world, she went on to become Head of Sixth Form at Woldingham School in Surrey before taking on the exciting challenge of a Deputy Headship at Wimbledon High School.
She has written articles for the Evening Standard, The Telegraph and The Times Education Supplement, and regularly contributes to educational panels and fora. Fionnuala is committed to a genuinely excellent and fit-for-purpose pastoral provision and in particular helping young women to find and use their voices.