I was born in Somerset and went to school in Somerset and Bristol.
I studied Botany Zoology and Geography at Portsmouth and went on to work in
Health Education, and Health Informatics working on electronic patient record
development. In 2000 I gained an MSc. in Health Sciences as a mature student at
the University of East Anglia.
My husband was a GP in Norfolk where we lived for 25 years before returning to
Somerset 11 years ago. There I helped run a nature Watch Group for 4 to 12 year
old children for 7 years. We have two grown up children and two
grandsons, aged 3 and 5. My daughter lives in Botswana so we make regular
visits to Africa to see the family there.
My interests are natural history, walking, travel, cooking, pottery and art and
I am involved in a number of community societies.
As a Foundation Governor I would like to ensure that a Christian ethic is
maintained in the school and would hope to facilitate the liaison between the
school and the wider community. I look forward to working with the head
teacher, staff and other governors to ensure the continuation of a happy and
successful Church of England village school.
was born and grew up in Banbury, Oxfordshire, where I completed A'levels in
Art, History and English. I moved to Somerset 15 years ago, originally coming
to the area only to study a BA (Hons) in Textile Design. I met my husband
whilst studying, we remained in this beautiful part of the country and have two
boys aged 6 and 9.
my degree, I spent 10 years working as a South West Regional Visual
merchandisers for Laura Ashley, whilst also working in a pre-school, primary
school and children's centre in the Bridgwater area. I make and sell soft
furnishings, crafts and canvases in my spare time. For the last four years I
have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Brent Knoll School, and as a staff
representative feel passionate and am very committed to supporting the school
in achieving success in all areas.
After a number of years
as a primary school teacher in both Buckinghamshire and Somerset, I moved into
the advisory and support service, became the primary mathematics adviser for
Somerset and was part of the Local Authority school improvement team. This
included Ofsted training and I inspected in schools across the country. I also
tutored trainee teachers in Somerset for five years and have been an external
examiner for trainees for Bath Spa University. During this time I completed a
Masters degree in primary mathematics.
One of my daughters
lives in Brent Knoll with her family. When my grandson started at the school I
was newly retired and I became a volunteer, enjoying being back in the school
environment again. I was very pleased to be invited onto the Board of Governors
as the LA representative and continue to enjoy volunteering at the school as
well as carrying out the governor role.
I was born and grew up in Kent and worked
in London for 21 years for a high net worth Bank as a Project Manager. I moved
to Worle in 2008, where my husband is from, and continued working in the Bank
from the Bristol office.
We moved to Brent Knoll in 2010, and our
son was born in 2011. After enjoying 2 ½ years at home with him I began working
as the local Village Agent for Brent Knoll and surrounding villages. I love
being part of the local community and providing a service to vulnerable and
elderly people in need.
Our son started Brent Knoll school in September 2015
and is enjoying every day and feels very happy and at home in the surroundings.
As a governor of the school I feel I can offer local knowledge and support and
look forward to the opportunity to shape and contribute to the development of
the school and my child’s education.