Whilst not yet ‘part of the furniture’, my connection with Kingham Primary School spans 19 years. My three sons have all attended the school and have benefitted from the nurturing learning environment that Kingham provides. After 17 years in finance, I realised that my interests and skills were more suited to enthusing new generations of learners, both as a TA then as a teacher qualifying from Oxford Brookes in 2010. Having taught in Y2, Y3 and Y4 I have a good understanding of the broad educational journey children undertake in KS1 and KS2. I am at my happiest sharing a love of art, English and history (with a penchant for dressing up) through which children are encouraged to learn more about the world around them – past and present – but also to achieve their academic potential. Spare time? Reading, theatre, a renewed love of tennis, time with my two lovely labradors, Percy the cat and of course, my three boys.