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Sarah Laverick

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I have a daughter Abigail in Year 2, and my youngest Emily in Nursery on an afternoon. I also have an older daughter, now 18 who went to Normanby Primary School.

 

What are your activities and interests?

I have been a Civil Servant for just over 28 years in a variety of Departments starting at the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food from age 18 (yes it really was like James Herriot!) until now where I am based locally in Middlesbrough and work for the Department of Work and Pensions.

My interests revolve mainly around my family including trying to stay fit especially after Christmas! I have just taken up Zumba! I love walking, although the longer walks are on hold at present while our girls get a bit older. The girls love making cakes and biscuits. I am involved with fostering dogs at present and currently have a 9 month old Labrador who is destined to become a sniffer dog for Frankland Prison in Durham. We have had him a month and expect him to be here for about 6 months. If he fails his assessment as a working dog we may keep him as a pet. I also try to help with a local dog charity Save Our Strays through a close friend. We previously fostered a dog for them.

 

How long have you been on the Governing body?

Just over a year.

 

Why did you become a governor?

I always wanted to be a Governor when my oldest daughter was at Normanby Primary school but just didn’t make the step of applying. When the post became vacant for a parent governor I felt I wanted to be more involved with the school and getting to know more of how it was run, as I will be coming to school for a good many years yet.

 

Whats your favourite TV program or film and why?

Currently I really enjoy Call The Midwife. My favourite film is a hard question as I like watching Disney films with the girls but also love the old ones like A Wonderful Life.

 

Whats your favourite savoury/sweet food?

Brie and crackers.

Anything that contains cake or pastry usually wins me over! However Marzipan is my absolute passion, no one dares come between me and a Thorntons Marzipan bar!

 

Anything else to add?

Anyone who wishes to speak to me or is interested in finding out more can contact me by email at slaverick@normanby.rac.sch.uk or through the school office.

 

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