As a child, I attended Greenhill Primary School so my links with the school extend over a long period of time. My own son attended Greenhill as a pupil and now has his own business in China. As an adult, I worked as a Training Office for the civil service before commencing work at Greenhill where I have spent the last twenty-four years. Throughout that period I fulfilled a range of roles from teaching assistant, phase leader for upper key stage 2 to acting assistant head.
I have only recently become a governor, having taken partial retirement, but as a governor I am driven by the same ethos that drove me throughout my teaching career – ‘If it isn’t good enough for my child, then it isn’t good enough for yours.’ I am passionate that every child should reach their full potential and leave school as an independent and resilient learner with a thirst for knowledge and as a governor my aim is to support the school, whilst still challenging it, as we move forward together.
Outside of school my interests include: reading (I have to read every day), swimming, photography and travel but most important of all, time spent with family and friends.
I am delighted to take up my first Governors role at the Greenhill Primary School and currently work as a Project Manager for one the UK's largest bank. As part of my role, I deal with stakeholders of varying levels, manage projects etc. and can adapt my style to suit differing needs. I am able to communicate with varying stakeholders at any level in an appropriate manner. I have strong IT knowledge and enjoy analysing data. I am confident and able to express my opinion and views in a calm manner. I have a high level of literacy and numeracy which helps in this role.
I am passionate about helping young people achieve their potential through education and ensuring youngsters have the best opportunities to succeed whilst growing into responsible and caring individuals. I am really looking forward to working with the children, staff and parents within the school community.
Just like every other parent at Greenhill Primary School, I want the very best for the children. I want them to be happy, confident and become the very best they can be. Greenhill Primary School is already a great school and just like everyone else, I want it to continue to succeed and improve further. I enjoy and thrive on the challenge that comes with every aspect of school life and I am passionate about high quality education and each and every child reaching their full potential. Nothing but the best is good enough.