Welcome Polly Walker
In September 2016, we welcomed Polly Walker to the CSF Leak Association Board. Polly is now one of the trustees of the charity, taking the total to seven.
Her background is in education; originally training as a primary school teacher, before transitioning to a career focusing on special educational needs - specifically teaching children and young people that were permanently excluded from their main-stream schools, and later leading a team of primary behaviour support specialists.
During her maternity leave, Polly wrote an illustrated children’s book based around self-esteem, identity and diversity, which has since been published.
Like so many leakers, prior to suffering a CSF Leak in 2015, Polly lived a very full and active life. Her leak has forced her to slow life right down, but she is grateful to still able to work as a mediator, helping to resolve disputes between parents, carers, schools and local authorities where a conflict has arisen regarding a child, or young person’s special educational needs provision.
She is passionate about raising awareness of CSF Leaks in a bid to improve the quality of diagnosis and treatment for her fellow ‘leakers’ and is excited about the future of the charity as it moves from strength to strength.
Polly lives with her husband and two young daughters in Hertfordshire, where she loves to be in the great outdoors as much as possible.