I was elected as a parent governor in September 2014 and as a co-opted governor in May 2015. I am the proprietor of a local estate agency firm, with over 30 years’ experience in my field. I am married with a son in year 5. As Chair, I attend all committee/full governing body meetings. I also visit the school on a regular basis to meet with the Headteacher and receive updates on school progress. I strongly believe that every child deserves the best education possible and it is a privilege for me to be able to offer my support to the school community.
I have two boys at the school and have actively participated in the school community since my eldest started in 2010.
I've worked for John Lewis Partnership since 2000, managing teams of the shop floor & selling support. My area of expertise is Human Resources, particularly training, recruitment and performance management. I currently hold a CSR position, working with local schools and charities.
I am the Chair of the Learning & Achievement committee and the governor development coordinator.
I have been Head at Shenley now since September 2011. Before a change in career to teaching I was in Retail management. I graduated from Plymouth University in 1994 and over my career to date I have taught in all year groups from reception to year 7. I have worked as a Deputy headteacher in three different schools as well as working as a class teacher in North Carolina USA. I am passionate about creating irresistible education through creative teaching practices and outdoor learning. I am proud that I foster an inclusive school with tolerance, pride and supporting each other are at the heart of what we do.
I was elected as parent governor in 2016. My wife and I moved to Shenley in 2008 and we have four children. Three of my sons are currently at the school in the nursery and years 3 and 5. Professionally I have worked in the healthcare industry for over 13 years and have held various senior sales and management positions during this time.
I am a member of the Learning and Achievement Committee and support the school as link governor for Maths.
I was born in Shenley in 1953 and continued to live in Shenley for 26 years. I attended Shenley primary school until the age of 11years. My Grandmother and Mother also attended Shenley school but then it was a separate boys school in the old school house and the girls in the bigger building. Back then Shenley School was a thriving village school as it still is today. In my time here as Site Manager and staff governor I have seen many changes made to improve the learning environment. I am sure Shenley School will remain to be a thriving school.
I am the Deputy Headteacher of Shenley School and have taught in every class over the period of my career. I am a creative thinker and balance this with being excited about maths and anything involving numbers. My roles in the school include Data and Assessment, Pupil Premium and Children Looked After. As an Associate Governor I am on the Resources and Ofsted sub committee.
I work beside the Headteacher in driving the school forward so everyone achieves their best in all lessons.
I joined the governing body in January 2016. My wife and I moved to Shenley in 2014 and we have two daughters (aged 2 and 3). I am an underwriter in mergers and acquisitions at Ironshore International, having previously worked as a corporate solicitor at Nabarro LLP in the city. My job has given me the appropriate skills to allow me to assist the school in whatever way I can.
I provide an independent, non-parent perspective to the governing body.
I have lived in Shenley for 5 years since moving from North London. I have two children who attend Shenley Primary School. My professional life has been spent working in Education, for National Charities and in Local Authorities throughout London. I am a Qualified Social Worker and currently work in Hertfordshire. I am a Co-opted Governor and responsible for Safeguarding/Child Protection.