Claire was born and grew up in a small mining village in Warwickshire before moving to Castletown 22 years ago when she married her husband Jeff. She has 3 grown up sons and a grandson. All of her children attended either the old Castleview School or the new Academy.
Since moving to Castletown, Claire has been an active member of the community, serving on the Castletown Neighbourhood Action Group, being treasurer of Castletown Homing Society and is currently serving on the governing body of both Castletown Primary and Castle View Enterprise Academy.
For the past 20 years Claire has worked in the Finance Department of City of Sunderland College. Claire has a passion for Castletown and works hard to help make it a better place to live. After her term of office as a parent governor expired she asked to stay on as a community governor at both schools and has just been elected Vice Chair of Governors at Castle View Enterprise Academy. Her desire is to see both schools excel and become "outstanding schools".