Valerie is an HR and Employment Law specialist with over 35 years working within in the Charity, Education and Public sector.
She wanted to join CLPE as a Trustee because, whilst providing HR services to CLPE for a number of years, she became extremely fascinated by the work they were doing alongside schools in encouraging and improving literacy in primary aged children. She is passionate about education and has seen first hand the difference that reading for pleasure can make to a child’s overall confidence and educational attainment.
Valerie says: "Reading was my favourite pastime as a child. I vividly remember spending hours and hours reading Hans Christian Anderson fairy tales, Aesop’s Fables, Greek myths and Bible stories. Those were my favourites. I know that reading at an early age helped me at school tremendously."