I live in the village of Gretton (near Corby) with my husband Paul, 3 children (and 3 chickens!). I joined UpsnDowns in 2012, when my youngest child Rory (who has Down’s syndrome) was 18 months old.

I have been a charity trustee and vice-chair for several years and was recently elected Chair of UpsnDowns. I feel both delighted and privileged to take on this responsibility representing our wonderful families.

I teach geography in a local secondary school and have a keen interest in education, specifically what we can learn from cognitive research about how children learn more effectively. I am passionate about working towards genuine inclusion, equal opportunities and high expectations for all children with Down’s syndrome in all educational settings.