I have been at Peel Brow School since 2010 and really love being the headteacher of such a wonderful school.
I started my teaching career in Stratford which is in the east end of London. The school where I worked is the closest school to the Olympic Stadium! I then moved to a school in Newton Heath, Manchester where I worked for the next five years. After this I joined the Senior Leadership Team at a school in Blackley, Manchester. I then moved to Hollins Grundy in Bury, where I was deputy headteacher for five years. I have also been acting headteacher (to cover whilst the headteacher was off ill) at St. Peter's in Bury for two terms before starting here at Peel Brow School.
Whilst away from school I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my family. We enjoy going on walks with our family dog, Meg; who is a Cockalier (half Cocker Spaniel and half King Charles Cavalier). I also am the coach for my son's football team and I really enjoy playing and watching football.
I am a non-teaching staff representative on the Board of Governors and a member of the Resources Sub Committee. I have been the School Bursar at Peel Brow since January 2001 and a Governor since 2010. I am married with two daughters aged 26 and 24. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, travelling, theatre trips and walking with my dog.
I have been a staff governor for 3 years. I’ve been at Peel Brow School since1985 when I started as a support assistant for a little boy with Muscular Dystrophy. During my time at the school I have worked in many different roles including classroom assistant as it was known then, SSA and after qualifying as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant I taught Art, Design and Technology and Music from Year 1 to Year 6. At present I am working as SENCO assistant.
Outside school I am a Beaver and Cub leader and also hold the position of Assistant District Commissioner for the beaver scout section in Bury and Ramsbottom district. I am heavily involved in Bury Parish Church where I am safeguarding officer and run the Sunday school, I enjoy arts and craft, especially card making but am always on the lookout for a new craft.
I have been a governor any Peel Brow School since January 2016. I have a daughter aged 3 and son of 18 months. With over ten years’ experience of working in the education sector with teaching and both internal and external moderation experience on all levels. I have extensive knowledge and experience of Ofsted, quality standards and the observation process having worked for over six years in a role to improve quality standards across all our provision including Further Education, Higher Education and Work Based Learning. I am a committed and enthusiastic individual with a track record of excellence in classroom practices with extensive experience of promoting models of excellence in teaching, learning and assessment. Outside of work I love being mum and spending quality time with my children, as well as travelling to different destinations both near and far.
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