My talk follows the last 150 years of primary education in England through the eyes of five generations of my family.
Using extracts from their log book entries, correspondence in the local press, family stories and my own experience, I take the audience on a journey from 1861 to the present day, outlining changes occurring nationally alongside the personal stories of my ancestors.
The talk contains a number of amusing stories from my own career in the classroom along the way and can be tailored to last from between 45 and 60 minutes.
I am a retired primary school headteacher who spent 37 years in primary schools, the last 18 as a headteacher of schools in Leicestershire and the city of Leicester.
Missing my daily opportunity to tell stories to children, I decided to go into public speaking and I have now given talks to a number of different audiences.
I have a fascination with history, which I enjoy researching, writing and speaking about. I also have a music degree and have composed for schools and local groups throughout my career.
I am listed on the Leicestershire and Rutland Women's Institute list of speakers.
I am also a guide at the Bosworth Battlefield Centre.
I am based in Hinckley, Leicestershire and will travel a maximum of 40 miles one way.
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