There is no greater desire for any of us – regardless of ability, background or ambition – to be recognised and understood for who we are, and to have our own dreams and hopes validated and encouraged in all their shapes and sizes.

My drive as an educator comes from an unwavering belief that it is our role to nurture, support, challenge and ultimately help all those in our care to not only accept who they are, but also what they can become.

I am currently Headteacher (and English teacher!) at a large, comprehensive secondary school in Northampton.  I have a particular passion for organisational health and I am a strong advocate for improving the awareness and support available for all involved in education dealing with mental health issues.