I have been a Governor at Uphall Primary School since 2003 I was appointed as a Co-opted governor initially and after a period of 3 years attained the position of Chair of Governors. Prior to this during my working career I was a Headteacher for a primary school in Newham for 13 years.
I live in Redbridge and I am also currently a serving Magistrate.
I hold the post of Chair of Govenors and my term of office is for 3 years (from Feb 2015. As well as being the Chair of Governors I am also a member of the Teaching and Learning Committee and the Finance and Resources Committee. I am the Safeguarding and Child Protection Governor and as such am responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of this area.
I am an active member of the Governing body and a regular visitor to the school I work closely with Governors Staff and the Headteacher to ensure that the strategic direction of the school will enable all children to excel.
I lived in Redbridge for many years and recently moved to Essex. I am presently employed by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in a Senior Management role within Audit.
I joined Uphall School Governing Body as a Local Authority appointed governor, but have recently become appointed under a 3 year term of office as a co-opted governor. I am also the Vice Chair of Governors, the Chair of the Finance and Resources Committee, as well as being the SEN Governor responsible for monitoring this area within the school working together with the SENCo.
My main reason for becoming a school governor was my interest in children’s education and I believe that the experience that I have gained in my working life will be a great asset to the school.
The school community may know me by name and I may well have taught some of your children. I have been a teacher at Uphall Primary School for 10 years and joined the governing body in 2015 My term of office is for 3 years .
I am passionate about the educational standards of children. I feel that a good education is something that no one can take away from you. It gives our children the right skills and confidence to meet life’s challenges. Professionally I have worked in education for 11 years and have been a governor at my son’s school. Joining Uphall Governing Body I feel that I can contribute not only my skills and knowledge but my open mind, and not being afraid to speak out to ensure that views are heard in a fair and constructive environment. I have responsibilities in school for IT and am currently the Phase Leader for Years 1 & 2.