SPT Governance Support Officer/Clerk for Doubletreesckendle@specialpartnershiptrust.org
Chair of Governorshcampbell@doubletrees.org.uk
I am proud to be a member of the Local Governing Body for Doubletrees School.
I trained to teach children with special needs at King Alfred’s College, Winchester and began my teaching career in 1981. I have always taught in special schools; I have taught all age ranges, all aspects of the curriculum, been involved in many educational initiatives and fund-raising groups. I retired in July 2018 after working at Pencalenick School for 24 years where it was my privilege to serve as the interim Head of School for my final two years. I have always worked in special education and I care passionately about specialist provision. It is a very real honour to be continuing the next phase of my life by working with the dedicated team of staff, parents and governors at Doubletrees to ensure that the young people have a top quality provision that will enhance their opportunities.
I have been teaching in Cornish schools for 19 years, with 10 years as a headteacher alongside 8 years of executive leadership experience. My own experience as a teacher and, later, headteacher has given me a firm understanding of school pressures, enabling me to secure continually improving outcomes for children. I firmly believe I can support schools to deliver their vision in practice; by sharing effective practice and understanding each school’s diverse community. Furthermore, I operate as a transparent, collaborative team leader who inspires confidence among my colleagues—which has led to high retention amongst the staff I manage.
I passionately believe that headteachers and staff should be empowered to focus on their central purpose—achieving outstanding outcomes and providing broad curriculum opportunities for each and every child. This is enhanced through coaching, clearly communicated accountabilities and the development of robust support mechanisms and processes.
Doubletrees has been associated with my family for 40 years and to make a difference I believe understanding and empowering people is key!
I have 27 years experience within Social Care and Local Business. My skills range from Emotional Intelligence, Life Transitions, Quality Assurance, Business Administration, Education Advisor, Funding, Teaching and winning Awards.
In 2009 I was recognised as a South West Award Winner for Excellence and Leadership in Business and Training for creating an NVQ Assessment Centre.
I am the parent of two children, my eldest child is nearly 15 and attends a main stream school in Newquay. My youngest child is 12 and currently attends Doubletrees.
I currently work for my husband’s car business providing financial and administrative support.
My youngest child has attended Doubletrees since he was 3 years old. As parents we put a lot of trust in the school staff to ensure that our child’s needs are met and that ultimately they are kept safe. I am hoping that I will be able to bring the parents’ experiences and perspectives to discussions on policies and strategies that ultimately affect our children.