I have been a teacher for 36 years. I led Thomas Aveling from 2001 and was then responsible for creating Medway's first Academy in Strood. I left in 2013 following a successful Ofsted inspection and the completion of the new school buildings. In headship I actively supported schemes to support children from less affluent backgrounds to go to university and worked with the four Kent & Medway Universities.
I am now involved in leadership development and training and I work on a part time basis as a consultant. I believe that Medway Youth Trust continues to be vital in supporting young people in the area and I am pleased to be involved as a Trustee. I am also a lifelong Gillingham supporter.