Education in its widest sense has been a preoccupation of mine throughout my working life. I believe that not everyone will thrive in conventional, mainstream school education, but that everyone is good at something and that everyone matters.

  • I was a school governor in the London Boroughs of Barnet and Enfield for 32 years and chaired several school governing bodies.
  • I have long been associated, variously as a Member of the Council, Trust Board and Board, with the development training organisation Endeavour Training (
  • I am a Local Leader of Governance in the London Borough of Enfield, in which role I advise and mentor schools that are in difficulty, such as poor Ofsted ratings and numerous changes of staff.
  • I am a Trustee of Every Parent and Child (EPC).
  • I have served on the Advisory Boards of a Children’s Centre and a Temporary Accommodation Play Project.
  • As a local Councillor in the London Borough of Enfield, I chaired the Children’s Services Scrutiny Panel.
  • I am a qualified teacher and have taught in further education colleges for 10 years, as well as giving private tuition.
  • I have been a visiting lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire.