'If Parminder remembers her PE kit next week, I will dance on the tables!" They say, never make a threat or promise you can't keep.
Taking a variety of themes - parents, residential visits, school sport - my talk is a collection of funny incidents, embarrassing moments and awkward situations that emerged over my 37 years in the classroom. Running alongside the stories, I outline the beliefs and passions that have shaped both my teaching and my time as a headteacher. The talk can be tailored to last between 45 and 60 minutes.
And of course, the other children made jolly sure that Parminder remembered her kit so onto the tables I climbed.
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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