I started my role as a governor in June 2016 and am delighted to have the opportunity to support my local school. I have over 15 years’ experience within the Higher Education sector working with university students, academics, the local community and national governing bodies. My experience in Higher Education is based around Student Recruitment and Widening Participation. I have managed large scale projects including residential summer schools, taster days, challenge days, large scale conferences, and volunteering and mentoring programmes. I was formerly a mentor for the universities’ career service and personal academic tutor for the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. I am currently working on the outreach project Life Lab at Southampton General Hospital. This project is based around healthy eating and life-style and I run the widening access A Level work experience project and summer school. Being a governor, I feel I can give my expertise and experience in inspiring young people to see the benefits education can give from an early age, and work with them and their parents to enhance their understanding of continuing in education. I am mother to two young children and have lived in the village for 8 years. I am an Appointed Governor appointed by the members of the Academy Trust with my first term ending on 5 June 2020. I was delighted to be re-appointed for a second term, which will end on 5 June 2024. I am a member of the Pupil Discipline, Curriculum & Early Years Committee, of which I am Vice Chair, and I am Chair of the Marketing, Promotion & Media Working Group. In addition, I have a responsibility for Looked after Children, Pupil Premium, Most Able and Talented Children and Special Educational Needs. Pecuniary and other interests: I have a child who attends the Academy.
First appointed as a Governor June 2016.
Updated January 2020