Type of governor: Local Authority
Date appointed: January 2017
Term of office: January 2021
Areas of responsibility: Vice Chair of Governors, Maths, Year 1
Committee membership: Experience
Record of meeting attendance: 5 of a possible 11 meetings attended in the academic year 2016/2017
Declaration of business and financial interests + governance roles at other schools: I am a local Councillor. I am a trustee of St Walter St John Educational Trust.
Professional experience and interests:
I’m a former Headteacher, community activist, now local councillor. Like walking, reading, travel, films, like sci-fi.
Why have you chosen to become a Governor and what would you like to achieve in this post?
Always been interested in education, I was a governor even before I was a teacher. Want to make sure that all children get the best education possible. I believe my background in education and in campaigning help the school.
How do you support Chesterton Primary School as a Governor?
I support the school in many ways, including meetings, interviews, visiting classrooms. I have been on several residential trips with the pupils too. Most memorable achievement while in post: Working with pupils on the residential at Wick Court Farm - cleaning out the dairy - lots of sludge.
Please describe Chesterton Primary School in one word