I am a retired teacher. I trained in Coventry and started my teaching career in Warwickshire in September 1972, where I worked in a variety of First Schools’ (YR to Y3). In 1988 I was seconded for a term to train as a SENCO. I began working for Kent County Council in September 1990, when my husband’s occupation necessitated a move.
After six years working at Westminster Primary on the Isle of Sheppey I secured the position as Deputy Head at South Avenue Infant School in Sittingbourne, where my role included that of SENCO. Although my other responsibilities varied, according to the needs of the school, I continued as SENCO for the next 13 years.
I am currently a member of St. Margaret’s Church, Lower Halstow, which is part of the same Benefice as Hartlip. When our Rector made me aware that there was a vacancy for a Governor, with special responsibility for SEN at Hartlip Endowed C.of E. Primary School, I hoped that my previous professional experience and my continued interest in SEN provision would make me a suitable candidate.
I also have a voluntary connection with Lower Halstow Primary School and act as our church representative, leading hymn practice on Tuesdays and organising the Christian Book Library once a month.