Governor in charge of Health & Safety, Early Years & PE
‘I am one of the parent Governors at Marfleet Primary School. With a daughter currently in year one and a son due to start foundation in September I have a vested interest in ensuring the school is doing the right thing by its pupils and their parents/carers.
My role involves attending regular meetings with representatives from the school and other Governors to be informed about, discuss and question issues affecting the school, how it performs, what is does well and what challenges it faces.
I am also responsible for link subjects where I go into the school and talk to the lead staff about what they are doing to ensure our children are being taught in a positive learning environment and to provide an ‘outside of school’ perspective on how that looks to us as parents. My link subjects are PE and Early Years Foundation.
In addition to this I have also been involved in recruiting some of the teaching staff, deciding how some of the schools money should be spent and making the relevant checks and challenges required by the board of governors to ensure the school is operating successfully within its financial framework and legal and moral obligations.
I am from a sports and leisure background and feel strongly that all children should be encouraged to partake in as much sport and physical activity as possible as this helps to develop a healthy mind as well as a healthy body.’