I am delighted to be part of the Governing Body of Hilltop Infant & Nursery School. I trained as a teacher and worked in secondary schools from Portsmouth to London for a number of years before becoming Head of History Department at a school in Lincolnshire. I was a member of the Senior Management team at Hasland Hall Community School, working on the budget and managing support and non-teaching staff. I moved into Local Authority as an Education Officer in Nottinghamshire before returning to work in Lincolnshire as a manager of the Education Welfare Service. A brief sojourn working for Derbyshire Police in Crown Court provided a very interesting interlude before returning to an education role as Executive Education Officer for Southwell Diocese and then to Derbyshire as Senior Assistant Education Officer, Pupil Place Planning for the last ten years. I am moving on to work in pupil place planning in Nottinghamshire at the end of February this year.
My passions away from work are my dogs (German Shepherds), my allotment (and cooking all the produce), and above all singing – in Gilbert & Sullivan and in a group providing after dinner entertainment for such things as WI, Rotary Club or other charity organisations (but anyone who’ll pay to hear us sing!). I have been Treasurer for Derbyshire SSAFA and a member of the Derbyshire ABF Committee. I have been a governor in a secondary school before and Vice Chair of Governors in a Junior school, and believe that it is important to put something back into society after all the years of working in education. I hope that this breadth of experience may contribute to taking Hilltop Infant & Nursery School into an exciting future.”