Megan Baker House Staff
When I first visited Megan baker House in 2006 I had only heard of conductive education once before - 'The' Panorama programme in the 1980's. I was working at Worcester Cathedral as the fund raising manager for the Cathedral and the Music and Light Appeal, a position which I had no intention of leaving. However, Jo asked me to come and work for her as the fund raising manager and I have never looked back. Every day brings a new story - seeing children who had been given little or no hope of ever being able to sit-up, let alone feed or toilet themselves, doing all of these things and taking steps on legs which were not expected to be able to support the child.
I live in Malvern with my husband John and our dogs Beth and Gwen. I have three children and three delightful grand-children. I enjoy walking, running (I ran the Great North Run for MBH in 2007) and am a founder member of Worcester Vigornia Rotary Club.
I joined the MBH team in 2011 as a Classroom Assistant a role I love. In 2013 I then became Office Manager. Im fortunate enough that Im still involved with the children as I am in sessions twice a week and also during our intense block sessions. In my free time i 'try' to keep fit by running, spinning and attending gym classes, I have run the London Marathon twice (for MBH in 2013)
Having taken early retirement after 34 years at a large technical research and solutions organisation I am thrilled to now be working for MBH. In my previous career, starting as a scientist and then moving into the commercial department, I gained experience in marketing, project design, management and evaluation, business intelligence and patent protection. I travelled extensively throughout South East Asia, finding new opportunities for the company. Between leaving my former employment and now, I have been advising MBH on various issues but mainly helping with the larger bids for funding and I was also asked to lecture at Hartpury College and Harper Adams University College on country-sports management – my hobby for the last 40 years. Helping to teach the new generation of land managers was very rewarding but after six years the demands of new timetables and my commitment to MBH meant that something had to give – so here I am. Being the only male employee at MBH makes it a particularly tough job - but someone has to do it! I have been hugely impressed by the dedication and professionalism of the staff who, in addition to their normal roles, help me to design innovative projects and achieve the funding we need to keep going.
I started with MBH in August 2015 within Finance and already feel very much part of the MBH Team, I'm looking forward to learning more about MBH and joining in with all the great events held. When I'm not working I love spending time with my family and with two boys they keep me on my toes. My relaxing time is spent riding my horse 'Alfie' and walking our dog Reggie.
I graduated from Wolverhampton University and the National Institute of Conductive Education in Birmingham in 2008. Having graduated I decided to move back to Herefordshire and began work at Megan Baker House in June 2008, having been involved in the centre since 2004.
In August 2014 I was promoted to Lead Conductor, I am looking forward to the new challenges that this role will bring.
In June 2014 I graduated at the International Pető Institute in Budapest. From September I worked as a conductor in Edinburgh. I got involved with Megan Baker House in April 2015. I am glad that I have the opportunity to work in a professional and supportive team.
In my freetime I like swimming, fencing or socialising with my friends. During my studies and work I could share many happy moments with children and witness amazing achievements from them. Therefore CE is so special for me.
In May 2016 I graduated from the national institute of conductive education and Birmingham City University with a BA Hons in Conductive Education. I joined Megan Baker house in august 2016 and already feel part of the team. I have enjoyed meeting and working with the inspirational children and adults and hope to continue to work with them to develop and achieve new goals at MBH. Conductive Education has been my passion from the very first day I started my degree, having a disabled child myself I like to think I can see both sides as a professional and as a parent. In my spare time I like to go on days out with my partner Martyn and two children.
I graduated from International Peto Institute in Budapest in 2016 and I joined the MBH team in August 2016. I am really happy that I can be part of this amazing and supportive team. I am very enthusiastic about being involved in the progression of the children at MBH.
In my free time I like reading, going out with friends, hiking and skating. I am also interested in training dogs and dog therapy.
Before joing the MBH team in 2013 I worked as a teaching assistant in Hereford. In my free time i love to listen to music, singing, dancing and going to the theatre. I love working with and meeting all the different children and witnessing the incredible achievements they all make. MBH is such a fun place to work.
Completing voluntary at MBH in March 2015, gave me more of an insight to what Conductive Education was. I strive to work with children and gain more experience in such a rewarding job. I already feel a part of the team and look forward to spending more time with the children, parents and other colleagues at MBH.
I am a member at my local leisure centre and enjoy attending the gym and exercise classes on a regular basis. I’ve recently taken up horse riding lessons as a new hobby and also love spending time with my family and friends.