I have been a secondary school teacher for 14 years, starting my career as a teacher of Biology. I have worked for the past 5 years in a Senior Leadership role in contrasting schools across the South West and am now an Assistant Headteacher at Uffculme Secondary School. Being in the classroom is still my favourite place to be and I have a passion for teaching and learning as well as staff professional development. In recent years I have taken on more responsibility for safeguarding and feel student wellbeing and personal development is an essential part of any school curriculum. Being part of the primary schools' governing committee will enhance the work I do around transition to the 'top school' as well as ensure a consistent approach to teaching and learning; enabling all students to succeed.