Louise has had a challenging and rewarding career in education. She graduated from Worcester College of Higher Education in 1982 with a B.Ed (Hons). She taught for the next twenty years in a variety of nursery and primary schools in Essex, Oxfordshire, Cambridgeshire , Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.
In 1988 she began to volunteer as a basic skills tutor and over the next few years she gradually moved to working in Further Education. In 2006 she took a literacy subject specialism qualification and now has over twelve years experience as an adult tutor.
Since September 2008 she has worked for Derbyshire County Council, teaching a range of courses for the Skills for Life Team, including literacy programmes, citizenship courses and family learning courses. These have been in Derbyshire County Council Centres and in the wider community in day centres children’s centres, primary schools and a local prison.
Away from work she still takes a keen interest in education. She has been the local authority governor for a local primary school and is a trustee of an local education trust which was set up for the benefit of the young people in the village where she lives.