About Us

Vision and Belief

An education system that recognises all accomplishments and ensures equality, fairness and promotes wellbeing at its heart for all the children, young people and staff that work within it.

I believe that a culture built on ensuring excellent wellbeing, where coaching and supervision is an entitlement for staff, enabling them to work to the very best of their abilities. This means they will have a good work life balance and good mental, emotional and physical health. I believe that by promoting and supporting a strong, collaborative, caring leadership, educational establishments can be great places to work and thrive in.

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My Journey

I knew I would be working in education, probably as a teacher, from the age of 3 after starting nursery. I took a slightly different route to most though, having a year in the USA as part of my four year BA, taking a year out to work full time in different roles before doing my PGCE (where I ‘specialised’ in EYFS so my PGCE is for 3-11year olds). 

After teaching for three very fulfilling years in Bishops Stortford I up sticks and moved to Sheffield. In the school there I became the Safeguarding lead (then called the Child Protection Lead Teacher) after the head said, ‘you’re good at talking to families….’ I then also became the SENDCo, and doing these two roles I really felt I had found my calling. Education was so much more than the lessons in the classroom!

From this dual role I joined senior leadership as a deputy head (maintaining the SENDCO and DSL roles) in Barnsley, and then a deputy head role which led to headship in Oldham. I now had come to the realisation of what really mattered to me (Staff wellbeing) which resulted in Purplemoon being born!

Skills

  • Being compassionate

  • Maintaining positivity

  • Creating a safe space for others to be listened to

  • Collaborating with professionals, including from other agencies

  • Developing leadership qualities in others

  • Developing systems of professional development for staff

  • Developing effective and clear policies and procedures

  • Analysing both soft data and hard data and providing reports

  • Creating long term and short term strategic action plans

  • Communicating to a range of stakeholders

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Qualifications and Collaborations

I believe that ongoing always learning is a vital component of emotional and mental wellness and so I am committed to ongoing CPD.

  • I am accredited by APT for ‘Providing Clinical Supervision’ at level 2
  • I have passed level 2 in the APT ‘Essentials’ series for both ACT and CBT.
  • I have completed all three parts of IC Leadership Coaching (self, team and organisation)
  • I have qualifications and have received training in education, safeguarding and SEND
  • I have collaborated with other school leaders and professionals from other agencies on a range of policies, procedures and toolkits for education staff as a leader within schools

For more details regarding my qualifications, CPD and relevant workplace experiences  please download the PDF via the button below.

Other relevant information

  • I am a Board Member on two local ‘non-profit’ organisations.
    • Glint-(Horse Assistant Development) who work with vulnerable young people and adults (I am a non-Executive Director)
    • HGCT (Huddersfield Giants Community Trust) who work in schools and in the community supporting children, families and young people.
  • Work I completed with Dr Debra Kidd around providing a ‘Curriculum of Hope’ for my pupils is discussed in the book of the same name.
  • I love rugby (union), travelling, having a go at new things and reading American crime fiction.
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