I believe that developing a positive learning style for each child is a key enabler for their success in later life. Pre-teen years also see individual personality and values develop as our children become prepared as future members of society. Two of my children have now passed through the Hook Junior but it is this belief that made me decide to volunteer to remain a governor in this stage of education; as well as a community responsibility in supporting my local school in delivering an effective, motivating learning experience and a supportive social environment.
I have volunteered in governor roles in private and public education sectors for nearly a decade, having previously been a parent governor here at Hook from 2015 to 2019 - including the privilege of being the Chair of the School’s Governing Body during the expansion of the school and their achievement of an “outstanding” OFSTED rating.
In addition, my ‘day job’ during this period has been in governance, risk and compliance for the UK arm of a multi-national health and financial services firm. This means that I am also familiar with the importance of fostering safe growth and prudent change management within a regulated environment - and hope by continuing to volunteer as a governor that these skills will remain of value to Hook Junior School and its customers!