Since 2003 I have been a governor of a school. As a Teaching Staff Governor I was very keen to represent staff views and give feedback on governors decisions. My role as Head Teacher, means I am a Governor sitting on all sub-committees. I aim to give the Governors appropriate & accurate information in order for the corporate body to meet its statutory responsibilities. I enjoy the strategic planning support, challenge & interaction with the Governing Body and appreciate being able to draw on their perceptions, advice & expertise. I greatly value the contribution Governors make and admire the commitment the Governors give as significant volunteers to school.
Who are we?
I have been teaching at Court Lane Infant School since 1995 and became Deputy Head in 1998. I became a teacher governor in 1997 and am currently an Associate Governor. During this time I have supported the school in my role as a member of staff and as a governor so that all pupils have the opportunity to reach their potential in a well resourced school.
- Have children and grandchildren
- In education for over 40 years as a teacher and senior manager
- Training professional for trainee teachers
- Taught in primary, middle and secondary schools
- Lived and taught in a several countries
- A governor of two schools
- Chair of my local Save the Children branch
- Have high expectations of education and educators
Still relatively young, I have been both a Councillor and a School Governor for almost 25 years. I have in the past run my own business and currently work for the NHS. My wife and I live in Cosham with our children. My son attended this school 10 years ago. It was an excellent school then and it is my earnest wish that it will remain so.
I am a parent governor with two children, one is currently in Year 1 and my youngest is three years old. It is my belief that all children, not just my own, should receive an education that is both enjoyable and inspiring, allowing them to achieve their potential. As a parent who is also an experienced infant teacher, I feel my range of skills and experiences are valuable in supporting and challenging the school to provide the best early education experiences possible for all our children.
I work in a technical support role for a Global company with offices and labs located in Portsmouth. I have lived in Portsmouth for nearly 3 years and I have being looking for an opportunity to become involved with the local community, so when I was invited to join the governing board as a community governor at CLIS, I was happy to accept. I was attracted to this governorship role because I am interested in contributing towards maintaining the high standards I have seen at CLIS and in helping the school to develop the children to their full potential. In this regard, I am a member of the Teaching and Learning committee and I hope my experiences in education and science will enable me to make a positive contribution to this group.