I became a governor at Sacred Heart more than 11 years ago. I wanted to give something back to school as it gave my three children such a wonderful start to their educational journey. They thrived on the nurturing and inclusive environment, which I believe remains central to the life of both Sacred Heart and St Marys.
I am passionate about ensuring that all children have equal access to a high standard of education, regardless of need or disability and have chaired the Curriculum and Standards Committee for many years. I am particularly proud of the fact that I contributed to the planning and development of Hilary House, an excellent borough wide provision for children with autism. I was also part of the development of the hard federation with St Marys, a relationship which has served to strengthen both schools and provide a high standard of education for children.
It is my belief that education is not just about good results, but is about having a holistic approach to the school life of our children. This includes providing them with a wide range of extra-curricular experiences which will help to equip them for the many challenges which lie ahead as they grow up, something which both Sacred Heart and St Marys do so well.