I have been a governor of Rush Common since autumn 2021, and am a member of the Educational Standards Subcommittee. My daughter attends the school and I hope that my son will soon follow her in doing so. After a first career in publishing, I became a teacher in 2008, and have taught in secondary schools locally and in London since then; I am currently Head of English at a local school. I am keenly interested in music, especially vocal and chamber music, in food and wine, and in reading.