My background is as a primary school headteacher and then as a school improvement officer working with 22 primary schools in the Sale and Altrincham area. During this time I trained as an Ofsted inspector and inspector of Church of England schools. I retired from this work in 2006, carrying on consultancy work including inspection. Since I finally dropped my consultancy work and tried again to retire, I have been as busy as ever with voluntary work! I sit on the panel for Cheshire East’s adoption service as an independent member, being adopted myself. I am an active member of Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club and was its first female president in 2013/14. I organise charity lunches for Marie Curie. I also play tenor horn in the Moss Rose Community Brass Band which is based at Ash Grove Academy.
I was proud to be awarded NSPCC Cheshire Woman of the Year in 2012 for my voluntary work.
In my spare time i am a fundraiser for Marie Curie Cancer Care, a Member of Macclesfield Castle Rotary Club, a Founder member of Moss Rose Community Brass Band and Granny to four wonderful children. I enjoy reading, creative embroidery, knitting, eating, drinking and socialising with friends.