I have lived in Daventry since 1970, and in addition to raising my family, running my own local businesses, and setting up social enterprise schemes, I have been involved for the last twenty years (and still am) in the field of Specific Learning Difficulties, (Neurodiversity) specialising in Dyslexia.
I am a volunteer Trustee and Chair/Treasurer and Secretary of the County Wide charity the Northamptonshire Dyslexia Association and am totally committed to children and young people with SEND, being able to reach their full potential, with the right support and understanding of their needs, both from professional and committed educationalists, and parents, working in partnership together to achieve this goal.
I am also a Trustee of the National organisation – The British Dyslexia Association and have training and qualified to provide a comprehensive information advice and guidance service for all dyslexics – children, adults, schools, and employers.
On a personal level, I am the parent of an adult daughter, who was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, ADD, Severe Dyslexia, and Meares-Irlen Syndrome, (and still in need of support) and another of my daughters is a Head Teacher of an Independent Special School in Somerset.
I am delighted to have been accepted as a Governor to Daventry Hill School, and am totally committed to giving my support in any way that I can.