I started my teaching career back in 2000 and have taken on many different challenges over the years. I am a fully trained Ofsted Lead Inspector, as well as a National Leader for Education. I enjoy helping others to become better in education and feel this is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job. I have been Headteacher at Selby CP since 2008 and am proud of everything we have achieved in this time. What a transformation we have had! We are now recognised for so many of our talents. In 2019 I became the Chief Executive for Selby Educational Trust.
Outside school I am a radio presenter on many different radio stations, as well as being the Chair of Trustees at York Hospital Radio. Music is very much part of my day to day life. I am married with two children. Family is very important to me.
I have been the clerk for Selby Community Primary School since 2015 and supported governors through the move to academy status in 2017. I have also clerked for Selby Educational Trust since 2016 and I am a member of the North Yorkshire County Council clerking team, clerking for a range of schools including maintained, academies and faith schools. I have completed the Clerk’s Development Programme with the National College for Teaching and Leadership and I am CIPD qualified. My earlier career was spent in HR and Executive Recruitment.
Outside of work I am a keen gardener and cook and enjoy spending time with family and friends.
I’m a Selby resident and grew up near the school – in a sweet shop!
I’m active in my community and I am chair of Selby Hockey Club’s youth section, coaching children from 8 years old into adults. I also play at a good level and love the health and social side of hockey.
I work for Selby District Council as Head of Community and Partnerships. My team do a range of things including community engagement, community safety, work on improving health and creating a heritage and culture offer for everyone.
I have worked with young people since being a youth leader, working in a special school as a teaching assistant and as a Probation Officer, right through to being the Head of Youth Justice And Targeted Youth Services at York before my current role. I hope I can put my previous experience and current community experience to use for the school over the next few years.
I am a staff Governor for Selby CP, having worked here for just over 10 years. I began my teaching career as a secondary maths teacher and became involved in primary education as a maths booster teacher. This lead to me taking on a class full time at Selby and never looking back. I currently teach in Year 5 and lead maths across the school. I am currently training to be a mastery maths specialist with NCETM, which will bring greater experience to my role. I really enjoy working in our school.
Outside of school, I am a runner, cyclist and keen amateur dramatics participant. I am married and have three grown up children. My greatest joy is spending time with them, family is everything to me.