1986-1993 Furzehill Middle School Borehamwood
• Head of Year 8 1988-1992
• Head of Year 6 1992-1993
1994-2004 Royal National Institute for the Blind
• Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired
• Senior Teacher – Sunshine House School Northwood
2004-2013 Richmond Hill School Luton
• Deputy Head Teacher
2013 - Present Woodlands School
I love spending time with my family including my grandson Jacob, gardening, walking, being outdoors and travelling. I try to go back to Yorkshire to see my parents whenever possible and love the open space of the moors and dales. I also love cooking, baking and I have recently discovered jam making!
Specific Responsibility: Health and Safety
Skills/ Areas of interest: Finance and Performance
Employment: Innovate to Success Limited
Role / Position: Founder and Business Performance Coach
Other initiatives: I approach the role as if the school was my own business while spending my own money. My values are integrity, responsibility and trust and the schools greatest assets are the staff.
Hobbies: Golf, Running, DIY, spending time with the family
Position on the Board: Chair of Curriculum Committee and member of Finance and Personnel Committee
Skill/Areas of Interest: Special Needs Education; Post-school opportunities
Employment: Woodlands Secondary School
Hobbies: swimming, reading, travelling, socialising
Position on the Board:Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee
Specific Responsibility: Finance Monitoring, Safeguarding
Employment: Healthcare Company
Role / Position: Computer Business Consultant
Other Initiatives: I volunteer as a Beaver Scout Colony assistant. My eldest son, Matthew, was a pupil at Woodlands. I care about all the pupils in this school, and want to understand the different challenges they face, applying my business skills to support the school in the excellent work that it does.
Hobbies: Gardening, craft
Position on the Board: Staff governor and member of Curriculum Committee
Skills/Areas of Interest: Special Needs Education
Employment: Woodlands Secondary School
Role/Position: Class teacher
Hobbies: historical reading, travelling, socialising
Position on the Board: Co-opted Member. I sit on the Finance Committee.
Skills/Areas of Interest: Post 16 and Post 18, PMLD, ensuring the ‘voice’ of the young people is heard.
Employment: Previously employed at Luton Council as the Transition Team Manager until November 2016. Now self-employed and also working part-time as a Home Carer.
Role/Position: Self-Employed and Home Care Support Worker
Other Initiatives: Makaton Tutor, Crafter, Advocator
Hobbies: Costa coffee, crocheting, theatre/cinema, shopping, chatting.
Specific Responsibility: Community Links
Skills/ Areas of Interest: Networking, printing, marketing
Employment: Next Up Local.com
Role / Position: Director
Other initiatives: Sponsor for the following:
LTICC , The Academy Luton
Friends of Hightown, Panthers Netball Team, Luton Foodbank, Tropical FM, Vice Chair Luton in Harmony
Hobbies: Snooker, family, friends
Employment: Matt works as the education officer for Pax Christi, the international Catholic movement for peace, a job which sees him visiting school across England and Wales to facilitate workshops and deliver talks exploring issues of peace and conflict resolution.
A youth worker by profession, Matt has spent his career working in both formal and informal education settings.
Other information: He lives in Luton with Jennie and is the Chair of the local Credit Union. He enjoys football and cricket, is an avid supporter of Warrington Rugby League Club, has a fondness for good beer and loves a seaside pier.
Skills/areas of interest: Child protection, Looked After Children, Advocacy
Employment: Luton Borough Council
Role: Service manager for Disabled Children's services
Hobbies: Travelling, theatre, reading and upcycling furniture.