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Member - Serena Hemmings

Having had a career in education, Serena brings experience to Tandridge Learning Trust from her time as a headteacher of primary schools in Surrey and Croydon.  She is passionate about inclusive values underpinning a school’s purpose in embedding policies, practices and cultures.  She has worked extensively with Professor Tony Booth and his Index for Inclusion Network to support schools in the South East and Singapore on the implementation of inclusive improvement plans and evaluations.

Since leaving education in 2023, Serena became a foster parent and leads Community Interest Company, The Therapeutic Tutors. This not-for-profit organisation provides academic tutoring to students who have experienced prolonged absences from school, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy for anxiety and stress, Equine Facilitated Interactions for personal development and canine assisted interventions. Sessions are provided for a range of groups with the service specialising in care-experienced children and adults, frontline workers from the NHS and social care sector, prisoners and ex-offenders.

In her spare time, Serena enjoys spending time with her family and animals: horses, a dog and cats.  She is a qualified RYA Day Skipper and regularly skippers yachts in the UK and abroad.  She is learning to play the drums.