About Jenny

The Vision of Purplemoon

First, 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.

Secondly, that businesses and organisations that empower all staff and promote healthy, happy and productive work experiences, whilst maintaining inclusivity and equality are possible.

I believe in a culture built on ensuring emotional and mental wellness, as well as physical health, where services delivering a wellbeing function are an entitlement for all staff, students and volunteers, enabling them to work to the very best of their abilities.

This means everyone will have a good work life balance and find joy in their work.

I believe that by promoting and supporting a strong, collaborative, caring team ethos, establishments can be great places to work and thrive in.

tower of stones

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! I now realise that wellbeing at work is a vital aspect of any workplace, and is a right of any employee. I want all individuals to excel, in an organisation or business.

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

team hands

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 CPPD. (Continuous Professional & Personal Development)

  • I am accredited by APT for ‘Providing Clinical Supervision’ at level 2
  • I have attended Reflective Supervision in Education Training (4 day CPD) from CSTD Bath. 
  • I have a Diploma in Psychological Therapies from APT. (Level 4) 
  • I have completed all three parts of IC Leadership Coaching (self, team and organisation)
  • I am part of an IC Executive Coaching Group
  • 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 and Safeguarding Officer)
    • HGCT (Huddersfield Giants Community Trust) who work in schools and in the community supporting children, families and young people.
  • I am a member of the advisory board of  HeadsUp4HTs, a national support network for current, former and aspiring headteachers
  • 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 am co-writing a book on SENCO Wellbeing with #TeamADL founder Anita Devi (Due out in Spring 2022) and I am the author of the #TeamADL #Senco5ADay Wellbeing Blog
  • I am an Associate at Education Support
  • I am a regular attender of local business networking events
  • I am a part time Professional Tutor for Teacher Apprentices at Bradford College
  • I love rugby (union), travelling, having a go at new things and reading American crime fiction.
tinted crescent Apr21

Do you want to know more?

We can do it together