Val has taught in a variety of schools for over 25 years and has experience of teaching design and technology from KS3 - 5.She has also worked as a county subject adviser for Design and Technology. Her main subject within D&T is Food and Textiles at Key Stage 3, 4 and 5 but she has considerable experience working with and supporting all subject areas within D&T.
Val has recently been involved with the development of the new GCSE specification for Food Preparation and Nutrition and has written a book, online resources and a revision guide to support the introduction of the new qualification.
As well as her subject specialist skills she has an expertise in teaching and learning (including behaviour management). Her passion for design and technology has meant she has supported teachers in many different types of schools including primary schools. Val is also involved in Teacher Training and is a subject specialist for Design and Technology training for a large SCITT programme in East Anglia.