I became an LEA school governor in Autumn 2013, when my son was 18 months old, as I wanted to learn about the current primary school system and see if there was anything I could offer, especially as an Asian woman. I also wanted to bring some of my work experience to the role, having had extensive experience of assisting and liaising with families facing difficulties arising from a deprived or difficult background, with complex social, economic, housing and behavioural issues.
In my current role, I lead on performance reporting and data intelligence interpreting complex and varied data and intelligence information for senior staff. Through these skills, I hope I can help to keep the children’s academic progress on track, whilst continuing to drive up expectations from staff, parents and children towards further improvement and happy fulfilled children.
I have recently been taken up the role of Chair of the Resources Committee and am looking forward to the challenge of assisting the school in using their financial and skills resources to the greatest benefit of the children.
As a mum of a little boy who has now started primary school, improving outcomes for all children, increasing their confidence, academic potential and their long term prospects, and consequently their chances of happiness, is very close to my heart.