I have worked in post 16 education for over 35 years. Throughout my career I have been a teacher of performing arts, and involved in directing and producing a wide range of theatrical productions. I have also managed different areas of curriculum, and been involved in support and guidance for young people as they prepare to move on from compulsory education. My involvement in the Aspire project with Wolverhampton University strongly informed my belief in inclusivity and improving opportunities for all young people. In recent years I had the exciting opportunity to work abroad in China for two years, as a teacher and housemistress in an international boarding school. I am very keen in this new opportunity to support and guide young people at this key stage of their life journey.