Mrs High is married with two adult children. She is now retired but was in education for 34 years. She was a teacher at several schools in Sunderland and Head Teacher of two schools in Washington. Mrs High also worked as a Registered Inspector for Ofsted, was a School Improvement Officer in South Tyneside and was a Senior Director of the National Strategies. Mrs High now plays an active role in the church.
Mrs High is a Foundation Governor and Link Governor for SEND, SRE AND PHSE