I have lived in Meltham all of my life apart from my University and College years. I am a member of Meltham Town Council and a serving magistrate. I have three grandchildren at the school and in the schools' early years was vice-chair of the schools' governing body. I work part time as a teachers union secretary and before that was a secondary history teacher and deputy headmaster. I have experience in health and safety matters and hope to help governors in that area, I also have experience in human resources and finance.