I am honoured to be the Chair of Woodbridge Trust Board, as well as the Chair of Trustees. I have been involved in governance for many years, initially as a governor then vice-chair of governors at Markland Hill Primary School in Bolton. In 2012 I became a governor at Ladywood School and then the Chair of governors in 2012.
For the last few years, I have worked toward the foundation of Woodbridge Academy Trust and assisted in the planning and processes to make this happen. For more than 30 years, I worked for the National Health Service as a Speech and Language Therapist, specialising in working with children with Special Needs. My links with Ladywood School began in 1992, and since then I have worked with many Bolton children and their families.
I have led a team of therapists and assistants who worked in people’s homes, nurseries, schools and hospitals. As a core member of the Child Development Team, I was part of the multidisciplinary approach with families during diagnosis and beyond. I have completed various management courses, and have been heavily involved in training staff from Health, Education and Social Services.
Clinically I have led regional study and development groups. On a personal note, I am married with 4 grown-up children.