CAR­RIE HER­BERT, MBE Founder of ‘in­ten­sive care’ schools for bul­lied chil­dren

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Car­rie, 67, is a lead­ing author­ity on bul­lied chil­dren. In 2006, her Red Bal­loon Learner Cen­tre char­ity set up ‘in­ten­sive care’ schools of­fer­ing full-time ed­u­ca­tion in a ther­a­peu­tic set­ting. The char­ity has since helped more than 700 bul­lied chil­dren.

Which woman has in­spired you in your life? My first fe­male head­teacher, Rose­mary Gra­canin. Her be­lief in me led me to do my first de­gree.

What’s your mantra? Just get on with it. If it’s hard work, work harder.

What couldn’t you live with­out?

I ab­so­lutely love my gar­den. Es­pe­cially when spring comes – it’s magic!

What ad­vice would you give to your younger self? Go with your pas­sions, strengths and skills you know you have. What achieve­ments are you most proud of? My PhD from Cam­bridge. It was the hard­est thing I’ve ever done.

How do you feel about win­ning this award? I’m ab­so­lutely thrilled!

✢ red­bal­loon­learner.org

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