I’ve been a SAVTE trustee since 2018. I first got involved in working with ESOL in 1979 when I became a volunteer as a student. Since then I’ve taught ESOL in primary and secondary schools. I’ve also been a community education worker in Derbyshire and worked for the Open College Network awarding body. From 2007 till 2017, I was a teacher educator at Sheffield Hallam University working on the ESOL PGCE for further education then with lecturers doing a PGCE.
Since 2019, I’ve been on the management council for a national ESOL charity called NATECLA and delivered webinars on remote learning and on ‘the magic of multilingualism’. I also write about learning and teaching in higher education.
I love travelling and many years ago spent several months in Pakistan and in Mali. I also love languages, reading, creative writing and walking but most of all I enjoy meeting and talking with people!