I am a retired teacher with 10 years experience in Yorkshire and 15 in Suffolk.I am currently the Chair of Governors and it is a great privilege to hold this position. I strongly believe that our children deserve to be in one of the best schools in the country. All the governors and I will relentlessly drive towards improvement and excellence to achieve this ambition. My priority is for all the children to have strong Literacy skills, to be supported and challenged to achieve success.
Thirty-seven years in the finance industry before retraining as a minister in the United Reformed Church with a role specifically focussed on families and schools. My role as Governor has responsibilities for Finance, Pupil Premium resource and the Spiritual, Social and Moral areas of our school’s life.
I am a Parent Governor and currently have 3 children at the school. I work for EDF Energy within a busy office. I feel strongly that our children should be able to attend our local school and know that they are getting the best possible education, not having to travel to achieve this. Being a busy parent, the support of the school to help nurture our childrens indiviuality and to develop a love for learning is important to me to help for their future.
I was born in Halesworth and went to Edgar Sewter Primary School as a child. Having left Suffolk to study, I took up my first teaching job in Hampshire before travelling and working in Africa. Eventually, I returned to Suffolk, where my children were born and as they grew up I spent 15 very happy years teaching Science at Halesworth Middle School. In 2008, I went to work in the Middle East and since my return I have taught in local high schools and become a STEM ambassador. I am also enjoying getting involved as a governor of the fantastic school that Edgar Sewter has become.
After working at Edgar Sewter for a number of years supporting children with their education and all round development I moved on to a local college to teach and assess childcare students. I strongly believe in the holistic approach to working with children. Their health and wellbeing is fundamental to the enjoyment of education and can inspire them to achieve their own personal goals. I like to keep up to date with current research and practice and recently undertook mental health first aid training.
I have been in education for 20 years, working in both Norfolk and now in Suffolk. I started my teaching career at Fakenham Junior as a newly qualified teacher, jumped over to Mulbarton and then to Attleborough Junior spending 6 very happy years there. In September 2011 I took up a deputy headteacher post, with the responsibility for SEN, before deciding to move across to Suffolk. I have been headteacher at Edgar Sewter Primary since September 2013 and in April 2018 I was made the acting headteacher at Bungay Primary. Since May 2019 I have been the Executive Headteacher of both schools. Working amongst such enthusiastic and energetic children and dedicated staff is a constant source of joy to me and I consider it a privilege to be part of both schools, which provide the very best for every child in school.
I have been the Deputy Head at Edgar Sewter for over 13 years and am very proud to be a part of such a lovely school. We work hard as a team to provide the best possible all round education we can for the pupils. I am responsible for assessment, the curriculum and attendance, among other things! In my spare time I run a local cub group and I enjoy swimming and days out with my children.
I work within the local community for NFU Mutual as the Agency Office Manager and I have 20 years’ experience in the Financial Services industry. I have a daughter at the school and I have a son who will be joining reception in the new school year. I want the best education for every child at Edgar Sewter Primary, in a caring environment where every child can achieve their full potential.
I believe that excellent communication between parents and the school is essential and key to keeping all parties engaged for the good of the children. I am an enthusiastic, motivated individual and I am excited to join the team of governors to help make a difference to the education of the children at Edgar Sewter Primary School.