I first joined the governing body as a parent governor at Queens Road Primary School in 2001. At that time my two daughters were in Years 4 and Reception.
My passion for working with children led me to working with children with Special Educational Needs on a part time basis, working with children from Nursery to Year 6. Following completion of an NVQ level 3 in Childcare and Education I was able to secure the position of Teaching Assistant at Queens Road Primary on a full time basis.
Following my appointment I then became non-teaching staff governor where I have sat on both the Teaching and Learning and the Buildings Committee. I have been the Development Governor for a number of years responsible for the induction of new governors and for the training requirements of the board. I have recently taken on the role of SEND Governor which I am excited about and will be working with the schools SENCO.
My time at school has been incredibly rewarding. I’ve had the privilege of working with hard working and enthusiastic children as well as a dedicated team of colleagues. I live school life on the front line on a daily basis and am able to share the realities of this experience with my fellow governors.