Gill has a wide range of experience spanning both administration and education. She was Head of Business Studies at a large 11-18 school in Staffordshire before coming to work in Stoke-on-Trent on a variety of initiatives including widening participation and served as Director of the City-wide 14-19 Collegiate. As part of the Local Authority’s Education Team, Gill worked as an advisor focusing on developing collaborative working across schools, colleges, HE, work-based learning providers, employers and other agencies. More recently, Gill has worked as an external consultant and supported the special schools in Stoke-on-Trent to establish a co-operative trust and subsequently went on the help to set up Orchard Community Trust.
Since becoming a governor at a local primary school over 5 years ago, Gill has taken on the role of link governor for safeguarding, special needs and personal, social and health education. She has also chaired the local board of governors and the Finance and Resources Committee.
Gill believes passionately in the importance of collaboration and partnership working to help to improve the lives of the disadvantaged children and young people across our schools.