I am a mother of two teenagers, both of whom attended Edmondsley Primary
and Nursery School. I was an active parent helper enjoying working with other
parents and teachers to put on events and raise money for the school. I also
held a Parent Governor position. Since then, I have continued my long
association (some 16years+) with the school and remain on the governing body as
a Co-Opted Governor.
I am a motivated, adaptable and responsible person and pride myself in having
strong organisational and communication skills developed through my
involvement with various employment and volunteering opportunities over the
years. I originally trained as a Personal Assistant, then worked for 12 years in
the financial industry at middle management level, before becoming a full-time
parent and re-training in the education sector. I then volunteered as a Return
to Learn support tutor and also a Learning Support Assistant at a women’s
education and support centre. It was there I became aware of the social
position of individuals and the barriers which sometime inhibit their
participation in education and training. This encouraged me to return to further
education and achieve teaching qualifications in post compulsory teaching. I
worked as a Basic Skills (Literacy and Numeracy) Tutor for several years in the
private sector, working with a diverse group of learners.
I am currently a stay at home mum and volunteer for the Durham Police Mini-
bike Club (which I have done for 4 years) working with children 6 – 17 years. In
my spare time, I love anything to do with the outdoors and am a keen walker.
My professional and volunteering background has provided me with a genuine
interest in promoting positive learning, health and well-being and supporting
personal development in our children in a safe, nurturing environment, which will
in turn prepare them for secondary school and further. It is a privilege to see
the school deliver at every level.