I was born and raised on the Wirral, Merseyside. After attending a large comprehensive school including sixth form, I worked for a year at Barclays Bank, Liverpool. Following this I attended Newcastle University to study Politics and Economics and then onto my PGCE at Hull University.
I then returned to the North East for my first teaching post and I adopted Newcastle as my home city. Seven schools, two headships and three daughters later I now use my experience to advise and support other schools. I have also chosen to teach A level Economics part-time.
My interests include supporting Liverpool Football Club, Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club, early ferroequinology...and Neighbours.
My experience and knowledge are extensive. It spans 7 secondary schools in a 31 year teaching career to date including 18 years in senior leadership and 10 years as a Headteacher.
My last school's Ofsted report stated that “The headteacher is a very effective leader...the academic achievement is good...the quality of teaching is good overall and outstanding in some lessons." I have comprehensive knowledge of current educational issues within the national agenda and have proven that I can raise standards over a short period of time.
I have a particular interest in developing the whole student and my last school was Highly Commended in the 2016 DfE Character Awards.
BA Hons Politics and Economics (Newcastle University)
PGCE (Hull University)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Newcastle University)
New DBS Enhanced certificate
Full PiXL and PiXL6 training.
Current Child Protection and Prevent certification.
Membership of the Association of Education Advisers. Find more information about the AoEA here.
When you commission my services, I work for you. Prior to starting a block of work, I will meet with you to ensure that you and your organisation get exactly what you have asked for. This includes value for money.
Whether one to one or group sessions, whether with staff or pupils, a friendly, inquisitive and supportive approach is assured. Confidentiality and sensitivity is guaranteed.
Ultimately, I will add value to your organisation and help you on your continuing journey of improvement.