I have been enjoying retirement for the last 6 years after a career as a speech and language therapist. For 25 years I specialised in working with children with autism and was head of a centre providing support for families, assessment, training and education in Stockport. I have a particular interest in play, reading and the development of communication skills. I have been a governor for 3 years and am proud of the Adswood team and the way the school is developing. We have eight grandchildren and look forward to being able to spend more time with them, I enjoy reading, gardening and walking our dog.