I have worked in the Education sector for 35 years with many roles and responsibilities. These include teaching in Secondary Schools, serving as a governor in a York Primary School and providing strategic leadership to Local Authorities, with a particular focus on learning outside of the classroom and in different learning environments.
I have worked closely with the DfE and worked on a number of central Government initiatives namely out of school hours learning, extended schools and services and more latterly, before my retirement in August 2014, developed the Cultural Learning offer to all schools in Leeds. This included developing access for all children and young people to Music, Physical Education and the Arts.
I now hold a part-time position with Morrisons, Wetherby, looking after all the Community affairs, this involves working closely with local /national charities and local community groups.