I have lived in Cheshire for over 20 years and am a member of the local community. My two eldest children are now established in their own homes, but I have one son still going through university.
My working life was spent mainly within the Probation Service, firstly working as a Probation Officer in various fields, before moving into training where I became a qualified NVQ assessor and worked with John Moores University, and finally moving back to the main service within management undertaking staff performance management, capability proceedings and monitoring of standards. I also spent 8 years working in the Middle East as a social worker in various hospital departments with a diverse population. I was involved in setting up new services and devising the structures and systems to support them.
I became a governor at Calveley School some years ago and then joined the Board of Directors of the Real Life Learning Multi Academy Trust when it was formed in September 2016. The work is challenging, but very rewarding and I look forward to contributing my skills to support the Trust as it improves the learning experience for all our children.