Updated: Jan 15
Maxine Blake is of Jamaican descent and was born and raised in Wolverhampton in the UK. She has taught and managed in educational establishments across the country for 37 years before retiring in 2020. She holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Sheffield, focusing on post-16 education.
In her retirement, Maxine has become a professional busy-body and continues to scrutinize student work both nationally and internationally. She also sings with the Sheffield Community Choir who appeared on stage with Take That on their Greatest Hits tour. She dabbles in piano playing and, even after a decade of practice, still refuses to play for an audience of more than two.
Post-2020 madness she hopes to continue her journey towards becoming a travel writer, as an excuse to see more of the world… not that she needs one.
She lives in Sheffield with her husband and also her son, who is fortunately or unfortunately still locked down with them. Sometimes they join her on her comically slow morning runs.