Meet the Governors
I am the Chair of Governors. I have been a school governor since 1996 in a variety of schools and am currently a governor in Park View Primary and another primary school in Basingstoke. During that time I have held many positions and have sat on a range of committees - resources, personnel, curriculum, pupil discipline as well as head teacher and other staff recruitment. I have a real interest in the curriculum areas and supporting and challenging the school to improve outcomes for all pupils. I also am very supportive of extra-curricular opportunities. I initially became a governor when my children started at school and although all are now adults have retained my enthusiasm for the role. I was also an associate tutor for a number of years delivering training to governors on behalf of HCC. I am an auditor by trade.
I am a retired Primary Teacher and Headteacher and a qualified leadership coach. I am also a director in a Social Enterprise business. Now that I am retired I volunteer with our local museum in Selborne as well as The Mud House Children’s Foundation, which takes me to Northern Tanzania where I help develop local Teachers. I have many years’ experience of working with pupils of all ages from Pre-school to Higher Education. I have two grown up children, one is an Architect the other works for UNHCR. I am passionate about enabling all children to be the best they can be, and I am now helping Park View Primary so that the school can move forward well supported by the Governing Body.
I have spent the majority of my career in the Royal Engineers where I was responsible for Leadership and Management of up to 180 soldiers but for the last six years I have been the School Business Manager at a Large Secondary School where I am responsible for Finance, Resources, Buildings and Personnel. I believe passionately in ensuring that all children have access to a high standard of education that will enhance their life chances and am happy to devote my time to ensure Park View can provide that for all its children. I have previously been a governor at Special School and Infant School - both in Hampshire. I support the School by Chairing the Resources Committee where I can use my experience as a School Business Manager to support Park View.
I am currently the Deputy Headteacher at Park View and have been here for nearly four years. I have two young children who are five and seven. I am in my seventeenth year in education and have taught classes from Year R to Year 6. I started my career working in schools in inner city London and then moved to Basingstoke. I have led the curriculum in English, PE, RE and Maths and have been a part of designing new curriculums in two schools. I am excited to be a part of Park View’s governing body as I am passionate about seeing the school move from strength to strength.
I am a parent governor and have 3 children that attend Park View Primary School. I have also completed several work experience and volunteer placements at Park View in previous years. I have a very keen interest in primary education therefore I am willing to help Park View in any way that I can.
I am a co-opted governor and I have worked as Site Manager, at Park View Primary School, since March 2018. I feel very privileged to represent the school and take care of the Health and Safety of the school. I am also on the finance and environment committee, supporting new projects at the school. I have only been a governor for a short time and I enjoy the professional discussion we have on how we can continue to improve and support our school. I am privileged to work in the site team. This enables me to work across the whole school supporting and contributing to the high standards of education at Park View Primary School. In my spare time I love the theatre and going to the cinema.
I recently become a Governor at Park View as I strongly believe that my work and life skills will be of benefit to the School. I was in the RAF for several years and then continued to ‘follow the flag’ with the family for 30 years. Since returning to the UK I have been working in the public and private sector, specialising in Data Protection, which included advice to international schools, and other areas of compliance. I have worked my way up to become a senior manager in a large Public Sector organisation. This involves being responsible for the health and well-being of my team. These skills, which also include raising a family and 17+ house moves, are transferable to the school environment and I will work closely with the staff and Governors to support best practice and provide a sound educational platform for all children.
With a working background entirely in local government and the social housing sector, I have plenty of experience in property management, administration, community and resident engagement and, more recently, data analysis. I am Basingstoke born and bred, and can appreciate the context of the school as a nearby resident, and from my working knowledge of the wider area.
As an older primary pupil parent, I have 4 daughters (3 of which are adults so have now completed their journeys through primary and secondary education), with my youngest daughter in Year 1 at this school. I am looking to playing my part as a Parent Governor, to ensure the school delivers the best possible standard of education for all pupils at this school.
For further governor information, including about how to become a governor at our school, please see the Hampshire Governor Website