I joined the Noadswood Governing Body in 2009. My daughter was in Year 9 and I was interested in her education and in the school that both I and my brother attended. I happened to have a discussion with a friend (who was an existing governor) regarding Noadswood School and they suggested that I applied to be a Governor. I have worked on the Governing body supporting the school over the years to convert to Academy status, an Ofsted inspection and was involved in the recruitment of our current headteacher. As chair of school improvement committee I have reviewed progress and results of students and take a keen strategic interest in the outcomes of students at Noadswood. And 12 years later I am still interested in education and Noadswood.
I have worked in central government since I was 18; during this time I have been involved with reducing worklessness by supporting people back into employment. I currently lead a team of 12 staff. My “day” job has given me a keen understanding and interest in how a good education is so important to young people and their life chances.