I have been extremely fortunate to have spent 43 years in teaching, the last 17 being in Portsmouth schools, and education continues to be my passion. I spent many years as a class teacher and a senior leader before being appointed as a Deputy Headteacher in a large Primary school. I held this post for 10 years before retiring in July 2018.
It has been a privilege to have worked alongside both your Headteacher, Jane Bush, as well as the Chair of Governors, Irene Baldry. I feel that after working closely together for many years, this professional understanding will enhance my effectiveness as part of the governing body. I hope to bring my experience and expertise in education to the table and support the aims of the school, staff and the Academy to ensure that we, as the governing body, work hard to achieve the very best for everyone in the school community.
I have been a member of the governing body for the past two years acting as the parent governor and the vice chair for the safeguarding and learning committee. I work in the civil service and have a background in teaching, religious studies and philosophy.