Barbara was appointed as Charity Secretary of Burton Albion Community Trust in May 2015 and as a Trustee in February 2017.
Barbara is a qualified teacher of science and for 16 years worked as a Deputy Head teacher in a large outstanding secondary comprehensive school. Latterly she has experience of working with a local authority in a school improvement capacity and is a former accredited School Improvement Partner. She also has experience of delivering to adult learners in the role of Associated Lecturer in Governance at the University of Derby.
Barbara was appointed as a co-opted Governor at John Taylor School in September 2013 and a director of the Multi Academy Trust in 2015. She is Chair of Governors at a small rural Derbyshire primary School and within the community serves as a magistrate in the Family and Criminal Court.