Zoe got her degree in Human Biology at London University and then went on to do a PGCE at Goldsmiths College. She began work as a lecturer at West Kent College of FE before giving this up to have a family.
After working as a supply teacher for a while she became a hospital teacher at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, for 5 years, working with acutely ill children and those with cancer. During the next 10 years, Zoe worked with the Local Authority eventually becoming Head of the Pupil Referral Services and serving on many committees. She left this to become Head of a Secondary Special school in Swindon and then became an executive Head Teacher by taking on a failing Primary school in the same area.
Zoe moved back to Reading and took up post as Principal of Barnardo’s High Close School, a day and residential school for children with complex needs in Wokingham. She retired after 8 years. She is now an active member of the Rotary club, trustee of the charity, Dogs for Autism and The Mulberry Bush Organisation and last, but not least, champion for the Charity Music Junction.