15 Kentings, Comberton,
Cambridge, CB23 7DT, UK
Tel +44 7739 755 623
I am an efficient, reliable and well-organised person with good interpersonal skills, the ability to plan and coordinate, and a good sense of humour.
I have experience of coordinating a national organisation, organising conferences and training courses, teaching, and working in schools and forests.† This has enabled me to develop the following qualities:
∑ Organisational skills
∑ Good interpersonal skills
∑ Communicating effectively at all levels
∑ Capacity to work on my own initiative
∑ Ability to work as part of a team
∑ Management, planning and administration skills
∑ Ability to express ideas and information clearly
2008 to date†††† Retired but active
∑ Supply teacher in local Primary schools
∑ Volunteer (maintaining historic maze, etc)
2006 to 2007†† Teacher (full time) at Burgoyne Middle School, Potton
∑ Subject coordinator for Geography, History to National Curriculum.
2004 to 2006†† Living in California due to husbandís job.
∑ Education Coordinator for the Childrenís Forest (San Bernardino National Forest Association), a collaborative project with the US Forest Service. I did this on a voluntary basis, as my visa did not allow me to do paid work.
∑ Freelance writer of education materials for UK curriculum
2002 to 2003†† Professional Development Officer, Independent Schools Association
1996 - 2002†††† National Co-ordinator for Forest Education Initiative
∑ Co-ordination of local networking groups throughout England, Scotland and Wales
∑ Administration of funding to local groups
∑ Liaising with other environmental and educational organisations and with industry
∑ Organisation of national conferences
∑ Secretariat to the Executive Board
∑ Representing my organisation at home and abroad
∑ Creation of educational materials in print and on line
∑ Presentations to a wide range of organisations and individuals
1995 to 1996†† Cataloguing Department, University Library, Cambridge
∑ Experience of computer databases
∑ Use of my foreign language skills to locate resources
1995 to 2002†† Private Tutor (part-time)
∑ Contact with students of different ages and abilities
∑ Knowledge of current syllabi
1990-1995†††††† Teacher (part time), Burgoyne Middle School, Potton
∑ Taught Mathematics, Science, English, Geography, French and History to National Curriculum.
∑ Provided Special Needs support to all year groups
1994-1996†††††† Marker for Key stage 2 Standard Attainment Tests (Mathematics).
1990-1995†††††† Teaching English as a Foreign Language (part time) - individual tuition
1974-1990†††††† Teacher, Roysia Middle School, Royston
1969-1974†††††† Class Teacher in Primary Schools
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2002††††††††††††††† Word processing (Microsoft Word). IBT II certification
††††††††††††††††††††††† GCSE Spanish
1999††† †††††††††† Master of Education, University of Sheffield
∑ Data collection and analysis
∑ Use of educational research methods
1989††††††††††††††† Library and Information Skills Certificate, City and Guilds
1977††††††††††††††† Advanced Diploma in Educational Studies, Cambridge Institute of Education
1969††††††††††††††† Post Graduate Teaching Certificate, University of Manchester
1968††††††††††††††† B.A. Honours, History (Upper Second), University of Leeds
1965††††††††††††††† 3 'A' levels at grades A and B
1963 8 'O' levels
∑ Current Driving Licence.
∑ First Aid and CPR
∑ Working knowledge of French, conversational Spanish, and some Italian and German.
†My interests include walking, meeting interesting people, travel and learning foreign languages, reading, crosswords, sport (particularly badminton), and gardening (particularly the destructive elements such as weeding and grass cutting!). I particularly dislike not being busy, computers that donít work and technology that is not user-friendly. I am happily married with an adult foster son and am in excellent health.