I began working in education nearly 40 years ago, and I have spent the majority of that time in Sefton’s Education Department. My first job was as a secondary school teacher, teaching children who were at the equivalent of today’s Key Stages 3 and Key Stage 4. I eventually became the head of my department before leaving to start a family.
When I returned to teaching, I spent several years in the private sector, gaining experience in Key Stages 1 and 2. I then returned to Sefton Authority schools. I earned a Masters degree in Special Education at Liverpool John Moores University and became a member of the Special Needs service, teaching children with specific learning difficulties (SpLD) in mainstream schools across all Key Stages. I also taught Key Stage 3 and 4 students who had been permanently excluded from mainstream schools. I retired in 2009.
I feel privileged to have been elected to the Board of Governors of Lander Road School, and it is a role that I will take very seriously. To develop my ability to fulfill the position, I have enrolled in several courses run by Sefton for new school governors. I will endeavour to broaden my knowledge of the everyday life of Lander Road School by visiting classrooms on an informal basis, to get to know the pupils and to give them the opportunity of getting to know me.
If you need to contact the Chair of Governors or another member of the Governing Body, please do so through the school office by popping into reception or calling 0151 922 5760.