Lucy's work focuses on the Association's character education project, developing a toolkit of guidance for teachers to deliver high-quality character education through their existing PSHE programmes.
She worked as a primary teacher in Leeds, before moving into writing and editing teaching and learning resources. For 10 years she was the National Curriculum adviser for PSHE education at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority where she managed the development of teaching units, end of key stage statements and assessment guidance for PSHE, the first national guidance of its kind for the subject. She trained local authority advisers in assessing PSHE, and advised on government education policy.
After the organisation closed, Lucy worked as an education consultant, writing and editing a range of materials including OCR’s Personal Life Skills qualification and a Grammar teaching resource for KS1 teachers.
Lucy has a passion for children’s books. She has written three picture books and blogs about books and writing for children and young adults. She gets all her best ideas while running, and relaxes by digging the allotment and doing yoga, not necessarily at the same time.