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​​​As a community-minded former senior teacher,  I am available to support not-for-profit organisations in securing funding from grants and trusts. My project management skills can help your organisation in monitoring and evaluating the impact of your work and I am skilled in supporting others to turn their ideas into reality by leading teams and supporting individuals. You can rely on my extensive experience in education and the arts sector to support you in developing your organisation in exciting and innovative directions.



Please take a look at my successful projects for examples of organisations I have worked for and grants I have achieved.

Lostwithiel Town Team Member                                                          Since 2019

Active member of the town team supporting improvements to the town

Successful bid writing for Town Vitality Funding

Chair of the current team


Consultant, Cornwall Council                                                            2019 - 2022

Cornish National Minorities Curriculum Project (2 days per month)

Creation of a vision for the new Cornish Curriculum

Supporting advisors to develop aspects of the project.

Director, Really Lovely Projects                                              Since 2013

Leading a CIC in creating community music projects

Development and leadership of an annual concert series

Successful bid-writing for community projects 

Forging relationships with community organisations

Vice Principal, Bodmin College                                              2010 - 2019

Whole school monitoring and evaluation of impact

Developing the school evaluation and development plan

Disadvantaged students champion and strategic lead

Assessment and tracking of student progress

Line management, performance management and monitoring of middle leaders

Assistant Headteacher, Kings High School                         2006 - 2010

Head of specialism (arts)

Member of the senior leadership team during Ofsted and National Challenge scrutiny


Head of House, Shaftesbury School                                     2004 - 2006

Development of a new pastoral system

Pastoral responsibility for 25% of the school


Teacher, Liskeard School                                                         2000 - 2004

Deputy Director of Sixth Form and Head of Psychology

Head of Outdoor and Environmental Education

Teacher of Science and Psychology

Leadership and Management

Project management 

Events management 

Creative strategy making


Problem solving

Leading others


Bids and Grants

Grant and trust finding

Bid writing

Evaluation documents


Monitoring and Evaluation

Impact assessment

Demographic research


Document Development

Report and policy writing

Proof reading


IT Skills

Spreadsheet manipulation

Survey software 

Microsoft Office

Adobe InDesign

iMovie (basics)

Other Qualifications

First Aid (16 hours)



Crowd Safety (level 2)



DofE Supervisor and Assessor    

Since 2000

I have enhanced DBS clearance and hold professional indemnity insurance.


University of St Mark and St John                                 2015 - 2017

PGDip in Professional Development (Distinction)

National College of School Leadership                        2006 - 2008

National Professional Qualification for Headship (Distinction)

University of Warwick                                                      2003 - 2005

PGCert in Innovation in Education (Distinction)

Winner of The Harcourt Award for Education


University of Exeter                                                          1999 - 2000

PGCE in Science with Outdoor Education (Distinction)


Oxford Brookes University                                              1996 - 1999

BSc (Hons) in Biology and Psychology (2:1)


Thomas Hardye School, Dorchester                             1993 - 1995

A Level Biology, Chemistry, Psychology and General Studies

AS Level Maths

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