Carol trained as a secondary teacher specialising in History and PSHE and taught these subjects for many years. She worked in a nursery school and as a parent helper in a first school whilst on a career break when her own children were young.
Carol then joined a middle school and became the PSHE and Citizenship co-ordinator for KS2 and 3. During this time, Carol led the Healthy Schools and Healthy Schools Plus programme. She co-ordinated the Rights Respecting Schools programme, helping her school to achieve level 2, alongside supporting other local schools.
Carol is a trustee for DEED (development education in East Dorset – soon to be renamed as it now operates in Hampshire too) and thinking about names, some consider the names of her pets to be a little odd:
Plumly (dog), Turtle and Prism (cats), Cee, Saw and Miss Majory Dore (rabbits), Badger Boy and Master Sprout (guinea pigs). Carol says they make any visit to the vet amusing!Back