Arts Award Leadership Network Mentor
I’ve been working alongside schools and communities in Kent for twenty years and I have been involved with Arts Award since 2009 when I managed the SE Consortium for Arts Award Development, overseeing development of the award across the region.
I am currently one of Trinity College London’s Arts Award Panel members. I am a trainer of new advisers, a moderator at all levels and an Arts Award Adviser to Gold level.
I’m proud to have been part of the Arts Award Leadership Network since it began. This has given me a strong understanding of bespoke support which goes beyond a one-off interaction and aims to effectively mentor individuals and centres in order to progress and embed their Arts Award offer.
I have wide ranging knowledge of working across sectors including education, arts and cultural, youth and community and libraries and heritage. I’ve supported the delivery of Arts Award, contributed to the increase in Arts Award advisers, centres and Supporters in all of these settings, helping to map their existing learning offers for young people against the criteria for the award.
In addition to these roles, I work as a freelance associate for Trinity College London, supporting nationally the development of Arts Award in the formal education sector.