I headed the Design and Technology department at Colfe’s School for 30 years and during my career I have worked in boarding schools in Nigeria and the UK. Since retiring I have worked as a maternity cover at Whitgift and Woldingham Schools and long-term sickness cover at JAGS, Alleyns, Eltham College and St.Georges College, Weybridge. I was a team member for ISI inspections for many years and regularly organised 6th Form conferences for schools across London. I was Principal Examiner (A Level Graphic Products) with Edexcel and in 2002 I was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. I have been responsible for monitoring and training colleagues in their NQT year and I have advised schools where there have been difficulties in the management of the DT department.