With a degree in Fine Art, and a professional background in Graphic Design, I trained as an art teacher in 2004. Having had previous experience of working at Royal School for the Deaf in Manchester I knew I wanted to work in a special needs environment and once qualified went to work at Bracken Hill special school in Kirkby in Ashfield. I was at the school for nearly 6 years and was acting deputy head at the time I left to start Space Inclusive with David.