University of Brighton
I retired in December 2013 after 25 years of headship in junior and primary schools in Croydon and Brighton.
After retiring I was appointed Chair of a local BAME needs assessment steering group. As a result of this experience I now work as a consultant for Brighton and Hove on closing the gap strategies for BAME pupils and on BAME recruitment in teaching.
I am currently a coordinator of mentoring programmes for students at Brighton University. These are identity-based programmes for BAME students in the school of Education and the School of Health Sciences. I am also a placement tutor for the university’s School of Education.
I have recently delivered mentoring training to Brighton and Sussex Police and am a member of the Sussex Police Race Advisory Group and Sussex Police Independent Advisory Group.
I am currently contracted to work on an NCOP funded identity-based mentoring programme. This involves BAME university students mentoring BAME pupils in schools across Sussex.
I am a facilitator for the National College of Teaching and Leadership. In this role I work with existing and prospective headteachers on the development of leadership and management skills.