The Governors of the school meet regularly throughout the year and are responsible for overseeing all aspects of the school. Governors and staff work closely together to provide the pupils with the very best possible start to their education.The basic ethos of our school is as a caring and friendly environment with strong links to our local community. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (January 2014) stated that the care, guidance and support of pupils is outstanding.
The Governing Body, dedicated staff and supportive parents work together to ensure that the school’s high standards are maintained and that each child fulfils their potential whilst at the school, ensuring that they are well equipped to cope with the next stage of their education.
I became a governor in November 2015 because I am a strong supporter of the school ethos of providing a caring and friendly environment where each pupil is able to achieve their full potential. I went to school in Taunton before doing a Degree in Engineering at University College London. I now work as a self-employed Programme Manager for companies across the Financial Services sector.
After 10 years of playgroup/school fundraising and PTFA involvement, I felt it was time to leave the fun behind and take on a more serious role. Our school encourages each individual, both child and adult, to be the best person they can, in a safe learning environment. I became a govenor to have a part in the continuation of this ethos.
I am a parent of three, all of whom have attended the school and also a qualified primary teacher and therefore have a valid and vested interest in education, children’s progress and their achievements at Curry Mallet Primary School.
I became a governor in April 2011 because I wanted to work with staff, fellow governors and parents to ensure that each pupil at the school is able to achieve their full potential; that children get the best possible learning environment in order for them to flourish and to ensure the school’s long-term success by continuing to maintain and raise the current high standards at the school so that it remains one of the top schools in Somerset.
I carried out all of my primary and secondary education at small schools in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire followed by 2-years of military college. I have spent many years traveling, working and living in different countries. After 15-years of running my own online marketing businesses, I now work as a director for a US based marketing software company.
I decided to become a parent governor of the school in 2019 to give something back to the local community that has made us feel so welcome since our move to this area in 2012 and I want to help maintain the fun, caring and effective environment that my two children enjoy at the school.
For me, the happiness and wellbeing of staff, teachers and pupils is essential for ensuring that our school continues to grow and continues to successfully help children to be the very best that they can be.
I am a Parent Governor who has lived in Somerset for twenty years and have two children at the school. I have expertise in Digital, IT and Ecommerce and I am a self-employed consultant across all sectors. I decided to become a Parent Governor to support the school and because I wanted to work with the Staff and Governors to continue developing the school and maintaining the school vision. I am Vice Chair for the resources committee and a Charity Trustee for a local animal sanctuary.
I currently have a son at the school but also have a real interest in education, and particularly schools as well as more widely an interest in the development of children and young people. I joined the board in the hope that my experience of schools and education through my working life could be of some help in supporting the work of Curry Mallet Primary School. I am also a member of the PTFA.