I have a degree in Chemical Engineering and after qualifying with a PGCE, taught science. I also have a Masters degree in Science Education. During my career of over 30 years teaching science in two Oxfordshire state schools I had many other responsibilities. These included many years involved in teacher training across a wide variety of other secondary schools. This experience has given me a good understanding of the pressures that some pupils are often under and how they can need appropriate support at such times. I also had substantial responsibilities for staff development and am keen to support our excellent staff to develop their own knowledge and skills in making the service that TAB offers to young people as good as it can be. I am very impressed in how proactive the staff are in anticipating needs and initiating projects, and fully support this.
I joined TAB in 2014 with the chief role of developing and maintaining the website.