Since 2003 I have been a governor of a school. As a Teaching Staff Governor I was very keen to represent staff views and give feedback on governors decisions. My role as Head Teacher, means I am a Governor sitting on all sub-committees. I aim to give the Governors appropriate & accurate information in order for the corporate body to meet its statutory responsibilities. I enjoy the strategic planning support, challenge & interaction with the Governing Body and appreciate being able to draw on their perceptions, advice & expertise. I greatly value the contribution Governors make and admire the commitment the Governors give as significant volunteers to school.
Who are we?
I have been teaching at Court Lane Infant School since 1995 and became Deputy Head in 1998. I became a teacher governor in 1997 and am currently an Associate Governor. During this time I have supported the school in my role as a member of staff and as a governor so that all pupils have the opportunity to reach their potential in a well resourced school.
- Have children and grandchildren
- In education for over 40 years as a teacher and senior manager
- Training professional for trainee teachers
- Taught in primary, middle and secondary schools
- Lived and taught in a several countries
- A governor of two schools
- Chair of my local Save the Children branch
- Have high expectations of education and educators
I have been working with computers almost all my working life starting before the PC was invented ! I have run my own business and worked for some very large companies looking after and developing their IT systems. I would like to pass on some of my experience in what is a very interesting time for technology in education. I currently work for another school in Portsmouth and feel my background and professional qualifications will be of benefit to the role of governor
Still relatively young, I have been both a Councillor and a School Governor for almost 25 years. I have in the past run my own business and currently work for the NHS. My wife and I live in Cosham with our children. My son attended this school 10 years ago. It was an excellent school then and it is my earnest wish that it will remain so.
I was educated in Portsmouth, at The City of Portsmouth girls' School and subsequently Portsmouth sixth form College. I moved away and completed two degrees, one a joint honours in geography and geology. The other is a vocational qualification, a degree in Occupational Therapy. I worked within the NHS for 10 years before taking a career break to have my two children. The eldest is about to start year two at CLIS and the other is beginning Pre-school, at which I am a committee member and have been for approximately four years.
I feel my professional qualifications and subsequent experience in various roles will be of benefit to the role of governor. Im looking forward to the challenge and hope to enjoy and contribute positively to the period of change that is upon us all involved with the school community.
As a new teaching staff member at Court Lane Infant School, the staff governor position appealed to me as I feel it is important to be a part of providing an environment in which high standards of education can be delivered. I feel that as a staff member I will contribute a rounded viewpoint and hope to continue the school's achievement.
I have been working with children for seventeen years in various educational roles, and been at Court Lane Infant school since 2006. I am currently working as an Early Years Assistant. The staff governor position attracted me as I wanted to maintain the high standards within the school and felt that I held a balanced viewpoint as a parent, a member of the local community and a member of staff. I hope to support and help the school develop and continue helping children reach their full potential.
I am a parent governor with two children, one is currently in Year 1 and my youngest is three years old. It is my belief that all children, not just my own, should receive an education that is both enjoyable and inspiring, allowing them to achieve their potential. As a parent who is also an experienced infant teacher, I feel my range of skills and experiences are valuable in supporting and challenging the school to provide the best early education experiences possible for all our children.
I work in a technical support role for a Global company with offices and labs located in Portsmouth. I have lived in Portsmouth for nearly 3 years and I have being looking for an opportunity to become involved with the local community, so when I was invited to join the governing board as a community governor at CLIS, I was happy to accept. I was attracted to this governorship role because I am interested in contributing towards maintaining the high standards I have seen at CLIS and in helping the school to develop the children to their full potential. In this regard, I am a member of the Teaching and Learning committee and I hope my experiences in education and science will enable me to make a positive contribution to this group.
As a parent with two children at Court Lane Infant School, the role as one of the governors really appealed to me. It gives me a chance to help and oversee that our school maintains the highest standard of education with the best, safest environment possible for the kids to learn, play and achieve.
I am in a very lucky position that my job enables me to have extra time at the school where I often get to see first hand all the great things that happen and will be happening within the court lane classrooms and school through out each term. Being a parent with kids at Court Lane has helped, I hope, made it easier to represent other parents and be their voice on the board because I have also experienced all those concerns, the highs, lows and joys that all parents have with their kids whilst at school.