At Sherborne House School, we aim to ensure the unique and natural talents of every child are recognised and encouraged. Learn about the career path taken by Lara who left the school in 1995.

Year left: 1995

Profession: Head of Professional Development

What have you done since leaving school and what achievements are you most proud of?

I attended Bath University to study an BSc in International Management & Spanish achieving a 2:1 and I spent 9 months on placement working in Madrid.

I have worked my way up from a Media Executive, to Marketing Manager, to Events Manager and now Head of Professional Development for the National Association of Head Teachers.

I am very proud of having delivered a number of high profile awards nights and conferences for 50-1000 people, across the U.K. and Ireland.

I am also proud of cycling 300km in Ireland for charity and raising over £1,000.

What are you doing now and what do you enjoy most about it?

I am Head of Professional Development for the National Association of Head Teachers and I most enjoy seeing my hard work pay off when attendees benefit from the events I have organised and have a good time.

In what ways did Sherborne House prepare you for life?

The opportunities I had through learning, sport and drama particularly gave me a level of confidence, social skills and a route for creativity to build on in my early years.

What is your fondest memory of your time at Sherborne House?

Playing on the large field during break times and trying to be the first to claim the big oak! We used to pretend the mud was chocolate to trade.

How would you sum up your experience at Sherborne House in one word?

Motivating.