Emma Barklem MBACP (accred)

Co-Founder / Staff supervision and parent support

What I love about my job:
Having been lucky enough to have been with Beech Lodge School from when it was just the seed of an idea, it has been a real privilege to see it take off and grow into the organisation it is today and what I love is seeing the change that the ethos of Beech Lodge makes to the pupils and families.

Who or what inspires me:
Sounds corny, I know, but this one has got to be, my family.

Little known fact about me:
I was ‘easily led’ at school which resulted in my time at school rather fizzling out in a very uninspiring way, mainly because I was convinced by my boyfriend (now husband of 30 plus years) that it would be a good idea to go to a music festival rather than doing my A levels.  However, in true Beech Lodge style, proving that it’s never too late, I finally did my English A level in my ‘late 40’s’, just to see if I could......!

Emma Barklem MBACP (accred)<br/>Co-Founder / Staff supervision and parent support