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