I have worked with children and young people and adults for over 20 years in various settings, the last 17 years working for South Tyneside Council in; Childrens’ Services, Education Welfare, Services for Young People and the Early Help service. I am a qualified Youth and Community worker, Parent Practitioner -level 5, I have a Diploma in Advice and Guidance, a qualified Specialist Leader for Behaviour and attendance, Certificate in Counselling, accredited Learning Mentor, Certificate in Awareness and Responses to Domestic Violence. I also do a lot of voluntary work with agencies such as; the Probation Service, St Clare’s Hospice and Hospitality and Hope. I am married and have four grandchildren; I love spending time with family and friends and enjoy city breaks and walking in the lakes. I am passionate about working with children, young people and families and supporting them to reach their full potential. I have been in post since September 2017 and delighted to join an outstanding school and team.