I have lived, studied and worked in North Devon all my life and am now married with two teenage sons. I am very committed to raising the aspirations of young people in this area, through learning, and ensuring they have the support and opportunity to be the very best that they can be.
My career has been fairly diverse, starting in travel and tourism, then moving into revenue management, advertising and strategic planning. For the last 10 years, I have been self-employed as a proofreader, nutritional therapist and holistic therapist, enabling me to work from home and be flexible around my boys’ school and sporting commitments.
I have over a decade’s experience working on a voluntary basis for community and sports organisations, and as a school governor. I have chaired committees, been a Trustee, been responsible for the performance management of head teachers and assisted with the recruitment of many staff (including senior leadership/head teacher). I have experience with strategic planning, decision-making, school data, finance, curriculum, safeguarding and external inspections.
I strive to ensure that young people have the opportunity to thrive and grow throughout their education to become confident, resilient individuals who feel empowered to raise their own aspirations and carry forward a will-do attitude to learning and life. I will work hard to ensure that the Tarka Learning Partnership upholds its vision and values to ‘empower young people in North Devon through learning’.