I was a secondary phase science teacher for over twenty years and spent the last twenty working in special education. Having taught in mainstream secondary and retrained for mainstream primary, special education was the perfect combination of the secondary phase curriculum and primary phase attainment. I have supported schools and teachers in difficulty as an advanced skills teacher and I spent the last six years as a deputy head, helping improve my school from special measures to good (with outstanding features)
I stepped down from teaching to reduce my hours and go part-time. I am now a field officer for the Association for Science Education (ASE), and I work with the Science Council to promote professional registration. I am a Chartered Science Teacher and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.
I am also the secondary lead for my local Science Learning Partnership and a lead facilitator for STEM learning. I am an author of resources for lower attaining students with a major educational publisher and as such I am often recognised by teachers who have used my resources in their own lessons.
I chose to become a school governor to continue contributing to education and make sure our children have the best opportunities available to them. I hope to bring skills and experiences from secondary and special schools to this role.
Category : Co-Opted Governor
Term of Office: 14/09/2020 - 13/09/2024
Committee Membership: Management and Finance
: Teaching, Learning and Assessment
Other Business or Financial Interest: None
Governance roles in other Schools : None
Relationship with School Staff : None