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 16 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 LifeLab based at Southampton General Hospital. This project is based around healthy eating and life-style and I run a widening access A Level work experience project and easter/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 since 2011.
I am an Appointed Governor appointed by the members of the Academy Trust and my term ends on 5 June 2024. I am chair of the Pupil Discipline, Curriculum & Early Years Committee and a member of the Governance and Audit committee and 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. Outreach work with Lifelab, since September 2018.
First appointed as a Governor 6th June 2016.
Updated September 2021