My background is working in social care specialising in dementia care. I have over 20 years’ experience in this field. I started as a health care assistant and over the years progressed through to management and training. Education has always played a very important role in the work I do. In 2008 I moved into full time education leading on vocational programs for social care and dementia. I feel passionate about the importance people having the knowledge and demonstrating they can apply the knowledge to practice. The role of the school governor really appealed to me as I believe in the ethos of the school and their values.