I have two sons in Year 8 and Year 11 at Saddleworth School and have lived in Dobcross for twenty-one years. Privileged to have worked in schools for twenty-eight years, I passionately believe a high-quality education makes a fundamental difference to all children’s lives, their lifelong love of learning and future career prospects.
I was a teacher until 2000 and from 2001 was proud to be Head Teacher at St. Mary’s, Greenfield for over twelve years (the school was judged outstanding under my leadership in 2009). I am the Chief Executive of Focus-Trust, a multi academy trust with fifteen primary schools.
As a Teacher Governor, Head Teacher, and now Trustee of a large organisation, I recognise the serious and complex responsibilities of being a governor and will do all I can to support the school’s leadership and staff to ensure that the children of Saddleworth School get the first-class education, and new school, they fully deserve. In my role as Parent Governor, I will strive to make sure the children are always put first in any decision the school makes and work in partnership with parents, staff and pupils.