Type of Governor: Co-opted
Date appointed: March 2016. Appointed by the Board of Governors.
Term of office: March 2020
Areas of responsibility: Pupil Premium, Year 3, English
Committee membership: Standards
Record of meeting attendance: 9 meetings out of a possible 11 meetings attended in the academic year 2016/2017
Declaration of business and financial interests + governance roles at other schools: I work for the National Literacy Trust and am a trustee of the Shannon Trust.
Professional experience and interests:
I am currently Head of Community Campaigns and Programmes at the National Literacy Trust, a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels across the UK and I previously worked in the publishing sector. I am a Fellow of the Royal Anthropological Society of Great Britain and Ireland, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacture and Commerce and also a Regional Ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award in London.
Why have you chosen to become a Governor and what would you like to achieve in this post?
I’m passionate about increasing opportunity for young people. At Chesterton, I hope to help what is already an outstanding school become even better, whilst broadening my own knowledge and expertise at the same time.
How do you support Chesterton Primary School as a Governor?
I contribute my time, skills and experience in specific areas of interest such as literacy, rights respecting, standards and pupil premium monitoring as well as more widely in support of Chesterton.
Please describe Chesterton Primary School in one word