Job Title
Martlet Matron
Joined Cranleigh
September 2019

I was born and raised in Surrey. I moved to Yorkshire during my early adult life then later moved to Brighton to work within the care sector, eventually returning to the more clement climate of Surrey!  

I moved to Cranleigh fifteen years ago as it felt like a lovely place for my children to grow up in. I started my early career in Law, but found my niche being an advocate for people with learning and physical disabilities, subsequently I spent many years within this sector.  I really enjoyed working within this sector as I was able to assist people to access services, have their voices heard and challenge discrimination. 

As time passed and my children grew older, I retrained and worked for several years within primary education, working as an Emotional Literacy Support Assistant after training in youth mental health. When I came across the job of Matron at Cranleigh School, I was excited to apply and so happy when I was offered the job to work in Martlet. 

Martlet House does present challenges on a daily basis and every day is different. My days are full of chatter (I do like to talk!), laughter and a whole range of emotions…but the mainstay is a caring environment and a sense of belonging to the Martlet family.  We work as a team and Matrons are the first port of call for advice, support, medical help, sympathy, tea and biscuits. Our role is to help the girls settle into school and embrace all that boarding life at Cranleigh has to offer, whilst providing a supportive pastoral role in the house. We have a lot of fun in Martlet and working here makes me smile every day.

I like that my role as Matron changes and evolves with new ideas and new ways of thinking and working. We strive to keep learning and growing as individuals and as a house.  That certainly keeps me on my toes!

If I could sum up Cranleigh in one word it would be commitment. I feel that those that work for the Cranleigh demonstrate in their hard work their commitment to the children, to each other and to the school.