What are your activities and interests?
As a Year 3 teacher, my days are jam packed with teaching, and having three children of my own, I am also usually very busy running around to various activities and appointments! My weeks are certainly busy! My oldest daughter is at college, and a musician, playing locally at various ‘gigs’, my youngest daughter is a social whirlwind, and always busy too – recently starting at Topline with Mr Nixon/Miss Herlingshaw (she absolutely loves it ). My son is currently working really hard for his GCSE’s, while also taking part in various team sports, so he keeps me busy being a taxi! When I do get time to myself, I enjoy walking in the area around Guisborough – particularly, Guisborough Forest. My favourite walk being over to Captain Cook’s monument. I also enjoy going to my local Zumba class with my oldest daughter – although she is a lot more co-ordinated at the different routines than I am! Also, I enjoy cooking– my house is always busy, with people dropping by frequently for a chat (a nice piece of gluten free cake and a cuppa included). I enjoy a few glasses a wine to relax, and absolutely love reading – anything that has a half decent plot. At present, I am reading ‘The Weird Sisters’ – this sort of plot reminds me of growing up and family life.
How long have you been on the Governing body?
I have been a governor since 2009, so nearly four years now. My ‘term of office’ is nearly up so I just hope I am elected to stay on!
Why did you become a governor?
When a position came up for a new staff governor, I felt that applying for this role would enable me to have a greater understanding of the running and organisation of a school, as well as develop a greater insight into school policy, which adds value to my role of a teacher. Also, I feel that my contribution as a teacher to the Governing Body enhances the Governors understanding of the classroom environment, ethos, curriculum and overall school effectiveness. I have recently been asked to chair the School Effectiveness Committee, which will again help me to continue to develop my role as a staff Governor.
Whats your favourite TV program or film and why?
My favourite TV programs (the rare occasions I have control of the remote!) are Come Dine with Me and also I have recently started watching Criminal Minds – about the FBI Behavioural Analysis Unit. I love it!
Whats your favourite savoury/sweet food?
Chocolate!! Anything Cadbury’s in particular. I absolutely could not live without a little chocolate everyday!
Anything else to add?
As I grew up and lived elsewhere, I would like to say, it is an absolute privilege to live and work in such a lovely area – the beautiful countryside and variety of coastline is outstanding, and the people in this area are so very warm and friendly. What a fantastic school we have, with such brilliant pupils, not to mention staff!
Anyone who wishes to speak to me or is interested in finding out more can contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the school office.