I am a teacher of 11 years and before that I was a craftsman in the building trade. I became the union rep after my first year in teaching and joined the executive committee. I am now Deputy Secretary and an active member of the NUT. I have been to NUT conference most years.
I would describe my politics as socialist. I am a member of the CDFU but not a political party. I used to be a member of a Marxist party before I was a teacher and during the first few years of my teaching profession.
I am also a school governor and have worked hard to stop my school from converting to an academy.