In my previous life as a head teacher my role covered: teaching and learning, safeguarding, HR, premises, finances, complaints, health and safety, risk assessments, appraisals/performance management, professional development, data analysis, strategic planning et al.
I’ve been involved with supporting Kangaroos for around 11 years first as a committee member and then Trustee, My daughter has been attending for about 15 years. My background is in strategic marketing.
I spent 20 years working in financial services in a number of senior leadership roles. My experience is varied but my main focus during this time was Marketing, Business Development and Commercial Strategy.
I am a recently retired Assistant Headteacher who has worked in Secondary Education for the past 33 years. During this time I have undertaken a range of roles within senior management the main ones were related to running a Sixth Form, Designated Safeguarding Lead and School Operations/Staffing. Areas I could help Kangaroos with include any education related support and support on aspects of Safeguarding. Probably my main area of expertise and interest would centre around recruitment and training of staff .
I’m Linsey and I’m a parent carer to 2 children, and I have recently completed the IPSEA training course on SEND law and EHCPs and have previously worked at. Bailey Heritage and another special school in Berkshire. Before having children I was the assistant manager of a women’s refuge in Cheshire where we worked in partnership with lots of other agencies to ensure excellent service delivery to vulnerable children in our care. I love Kangaroos and all it stands for and that’s why I chose to become a trustee of this charities in particular
My background is in tax, and I have worked with multiple different types of companies for over 25 years whilst working in both large accounting firms and in-house roles within larger finance teams. I can therefore assist with broader finance issues such as budgeting, cash flow. However, I am naturally inquisitive, with broader business experience too, and will happily listen to more general/non-finance based issues, to act as an effective sounding board.
I over 30 years’ experience working in commerce providing Executive Assistant service to CEO/directors and now run my own business providing those services on a flexible basis to small businesses and private individuals. I have extensive experience in all areas of administration and operations as well event organisation. I am happy to help in any of those areas.