I have been Principal of Orchard Hill College for five years. Before this, I spent many years as a specialist Lecturer in a range of educational provisions. I have a wealth of experience working with young people in both mainstream and specialist education and within the social care sector. I am driven by preparing students for adulthood and ensuring they are leaving the education system to achieve aspirational outcomes.
I have been a specialist SEND teacher for 14 years, teaching in both General FE and specialist provisions. I have recently gained my NPQH qualification which supports my cross-College role. I joined Orchard Hill College in 2011 as a Lecturer and progressed to my role as Deputy Principal. I am passionate about safeguarding, well-being and mental health, and I currently lead on these areas across Orchard Hill College; ensuring that a person-centred approach is applied enabling students to reach their own meaningful outcomes and develop skills for future success.