Ann was born on Merseyside and since 2004 has lived in South Warwickshire. She gained an MA in Inequality (Race and Gender) whilst teaching in co-ed Comprehensives from Liverpool to East London and more recently in rural areas.
For Ann, equality is paramount. Her mother, who taught through WW2, brought up three girls to do exactly what the one son did, in terms of schools, attitudes and behaviours.
Ann was fortunate in Gloucestershire ( a county where only 7 out of the 42 heads were women )to be able to recruit and work alongside an all women leadership team who with the staff and students earned two outstanding Ofsted ratings for the school.
‘The Women’s Officer plays a key role in strategy and decision making within the CLP,’ said Ann, ‘and makes sure that women are fully involved in campaigning and engagement with new supporters. Understandably some women may not always feel welcomed and engaged. It is up to the WO to share knowledge and empower women. There is a considerable amount to do, especially in supporting our leader and bringing together those words we all agree on. I am very pleased that I have the opportunity to work with a fine team and also all supporters who have honourable aims and targets fir the good of our young ones and the vulnerable.’