I entered teaching in 1967 at Armthorpe High School near Doncaster. Thereafter, from 1968, I was head of PE in a variety of large comprehensive schools in Yorkshire and the Lincoln area.

In the eighties I moved into the Emotional and Behavioural Support Service and I became Team Leader and Head of Pupil Referral Units in Grantham and Lincoln.

I believe that we all have a responsibility to enable or support children’s learning so that they can take their place in society as responsible and well-rounded adults.