Following her study of Clothing Management at University in Nottingham, Vanessa began her career on a graduate training scheme with Marks and Spencer where she was a buyer before returning home to work in the family business. Vanessa is an accredited as a Youth Mental Health First Aid trainer and is passionate about young people being able to do their best when they feel fulfilled and understood. Vanessa is an experienced Housemistress and has successfully undertaken this role in another boarding house. As well as teaching Design Technology, Vanessa has had key pastoral roles at Malvern, as E-Safety Co-ordinator and Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Head of Life Skills.
Vanessa loves making clothes and particularly enjoys spending her downtime with her animals, Daisy the Labradoodle and Molly her cat. Vanessa is married to Rob who is the teacher in charge of swimming and Malvern Active Operations manager, and they have three children, Bob, Max and James. She enjoys walking in our beautiful surroundings and has been known to enjoy the local park run during the holidays.
Vanessa encourages the girls to have a go and make the most of the wide-ranging opportunities that Malvern has to offer. Ellerslie House is a home from home where the girls feel valued and can thrive both as individuals and as part of the House team.
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Together with the Ellerslie House staff, they aim to create an experience of boarding at Malvern College that the girls will remember with fondness and which will prepare them for their life beyond.