I am a former Stamford primary phase Headteacher, and I live locally with my husband. I left my school leadership post in 2019 after developing a passionate interest in the strategic development and implementation of mental health and wellbeing strategy in educational settings and workplaces. My passion initially stemmed from a powerful desire to support the development of an improved mental health culture in my school community, and it was embedded and inspired by my experience of leading a mental health project in the school on behalf of MindSpace.
Throughout my time in the education profession, I was motivated by working in partnership with children, colleagues, and communities to promote and develop genuine wellbeing cultures; this approach led to many proud moments for the school and its children, families and staff and truly made a difference to the lives and outcomes of everyone involved.
Since leaving my school leadership post, I have continued to work in the field of children and young people’s mental health. I am now a qualified mindfulness teacher and in addition to providing resilience and mindfulness courses for colleagues in schools, I also advise school leaders and leadership teams in the private sector on how to develop and implement highly effective and impactful mental health and wellbeing strategies in their school communities and organisations based on the NHS 5 ways to wellbeing principles.
I am privileged to continue to work in partnership with the charity MindSpace providing and am excited to be supporting the MindSpace in business project in addition to ongoing work with educational settings in the local community.