Chair of Local Governors
Chair of the Children, Families & Community committee
Member of Teaching & Learning committee
Also Trustee of the Quality First Education Trust since August 2017
Term of office: 30 June 2015 - 30 June 2019
Link role: Children with Special Educational Needs and DisabilitiesAttainment and Progress, RAISEonline and the Data Dashboard.
I am currently the Chair of the Board of Governors and was Vice Chair for two years prior to that. I joined the Alton School Board of Governors in 2008. I have lived in Roehampton for 23 years and, before that, in Battersea for 9 years. I became a governor because I wanted to give something back to the community in which I lived.
I am also Chair of the Children, Families & Community committee. The aim of this committee is to ensure that the school provides an environment where children enjoy coming to school, behave well and feel safe; that families are happy with the school; and that the school plays its part in the local community. I am also a member of the Teaching & Learning committee which aims to ensure that the children have an excellent education, not only in the core subjects of reading, writing and maths but also in the whole curriculum.
When I left school, I went to the University of Southampton and studied for a degree in Geology. Afterwards, I worked for a number of IT companies as a technical writer, a software developer, a business analyst and in sales support. Recently, I took a degree course at Kingston University in Health, Exercise & Nutrition and was involved in a number of after school clubs teaching children and their parents about a healthy lifestyle.
As Chair of Governors, I speak to the Headteacher almost every week during term time. I try to visit the school regularly and, during my visits, I love speaking to the children about what they are learning at school.
If you would like to discuss anything with me I can be contacted care of the Alton School.