I specialise in the development of communication skills using theatre based pedagogies and work regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company as an Education Associate Practitioner, and as a visiting lecturer with the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick. My practice includes developing approaches with and for young people and leading CPD training for teachers. Prior to this I was a teacher of English and Drama for 15 years, and a curriculum leader in schools in the UK and overseas. In my role as a governor, I bring expertise in working with young people from many different backgrounds, as well as experience of working in education at all levels. Alongside this I bring a deep interest in how young people learn most effectively and a passion to support them.