Entrust, our joint venture with Staffordshire County Council is a specialist provider of education services to schools.
Tell us about your role at Capita Local Public Services?
As Director of Education Services, I have overall responsibility for School Improvement, Governor Services, Early Years, Special Needs and Inclusion. We deliver support to schools, academies and local authorities. We provide consultancy support, training and individual casework. We work directly with the setting or with the children and young people that attend the setting. We currently work with over 600 schools and touch around 20 Local Authorities.
What is your biggest success or proudest moment at Capita?
Increasing the amount of Staffordshire schools graded as Good or Outstanding from 63% in 2013 (below national average) to 88% in 2017 (in line with national average). We are improving outcomes for children in Staffordshire every day.
If you could describe Capita in three words, what would it be?
Professional, focused, dynamic
What do you like most about your role?
Working with professionals that are passionate about education and developing the citizens of the future
Tell us something people might not know about Capita Local Public Services?
Within our Special Needs and Inclusion Service we have a small group of translators that work with children that have English as an additional language- between the team we speak 25 different languages!
Over to you...
When you were a child, what did you dream of being when you grew up?
Sad I know but a teacher!!!
What do you do in your spare time?
Horse riding. I have a 12 year old rescue horse- Ellie who is an Irish Cob and a big softy. We spend our days hacking over the Whixall mosses.
If you had to eat just one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?
Chicken Fajitas 😊
What was the best piece of advice you ever received?
You can’t change others - just you and your reaction to them.
Tell us something people might not know about you-
I am a service child and was brought up in Berlin until the age of 7. My dad was stationed at Checkpoint Charlie on the Berlin Wall and then was one of Rudolph Hess’s guards at Spandau Prison. You can find lots of photographs of my dad at the Cheshire Regiment Museum in Chester.