I started out as a professional illustrator (for 13 years in London) and then moved into training, which I have been involved with for the past 18 years, (a lot of that time with Accountancy Plus Training – previously SWAT Training). During that time (as well as teaching and assessing AAT), I was particularly interested in learning development, which led to my involvement with the DfES Standards Unit project (differentiation and e-learning) as well as a host of other e-learning projects (e-Guides, CEL Connect, Realise and WBL Xplorer).
I achieved my Certificate in Education (2003), Postgraduate Certificate in Subject Learning Coaching (2006), Masters in Educational Research (2006) and MAAT (2007); (FMAAT 2012). In January 2012, we set up Accountancy Learning. My work here includes ‘a bit of most things’! E.g. development of learning materials, personal tutor support, assessing, marketing, general operational routines – not forgetting of course, very important tasks such as doing my share with the bins and making cups of tea!
In my spare time (although I struggle to remember what that is…), I enjoy catching up with the children and family, gardening, sport (gym and Badminton), painting/drawing and being given the ‘run around’ by our 4 cats (and I’ve just inherited another 4 cats (Bengals) from my daughter!)