Alishia Read has recently taken up the post of media officer for Brooke Weston and two other schools in the Trust. She has had a career in media sales and advertising and, after running her own business with young people, she wanted to make the transition to a school environment.
Alishia said: ‘I have generally worked in media, sales, advertising and PR. I was working in London in a magazine company before moving up to the area and becoming manager for Image magazine in Northampton for around seven years. I also did marketing in an estate agency then started my own business teaching baby massage, baby yoga and children’s yoga for those aged from three to 12 years so I have a varied skill set that I bring to the job.
‘That’s what made me want to work in a school because I did see a difference that working with children can make to their lives. They would be really disruptive in the first lesson and by the end parents were saying their child had completely changed!’
Alishia is also working at Oakley Vale and Beanfield Primary Schools. She said: ’I like being based at three different schools because every school is different and I get something completely different from the days I am there. No day, so far, has been the same and I like the fact I am always busy and it is varied work.’