Since graduating as a teacher 26 years ago, I have mostly taught in Early Years and have a strong commitment to effective, outstanding Early Years practice and provision for all children and families. As well as teaching Reception children, I have worked within the Local Authority as an Early Years Consultant and as a National Curriculum Consultant for an Early Years training company.

I have been an SLE since 2011, working extensively with other schools and settings to further develop practice in Early Years. My current role as Early Years Trust Lead enables me to work alongside staff in both nursery and Reception in The Mead Academy Trust’s schools.