I came into teaching at a later age, after a career as a PA and then a lawyer and having raised my son singlehandedly (with lots of support from my parents).

I undertook a PGCE at Oxford Brookes University in 2014 and did my NQT year at my current school, Carswell Community Primary School.

Outside of school I have a busy life helping my partner, James, with his flock of over 100 sheep.  Things can get quite hectic during lambing!  In addition to sheep, we have chickens, dogs and horses, as well as James’s two beautiful children whose time we share equally with their mum.  We all live in a small village in Oxfordshire.