Currently, I am the Executive Director at Challenge Partners and I have spent 40 years in education, 18 years as a Head Teacher at a secondary school. I feel that it is important to ‘give back’ to the system and believe that I have a record of strong governance experience. I am impressed by the responsible way in which new members are being recruited. I feel that my values align and I love the focus on curriculum provision that recognizes the importance of place and community. There is a real sense of generous and ethical leadership and a belief that it is possible to have both equity and excellence in our system..