Meet the Governors:
I have been a school governor since 2014 and chair of the Finance Committee for a year before being invited to chair the Governing Board of Meadowside Primary School in September 2016.
All three of my children have all attended Meadowside with my two youngest currently there. My wife attended when she was younger too, so Meadowside is a big part of my own family history.
Being a qualified accountant, during the day I run my own Accountancy firm looking after the accountancy needs of many local companies and self-employed people in Burton Latimer, having worked in a number of senior commercial finance roles for the past 20 odd years all over the country. I am passionate about helping the local community which is what prompted me to become a school governor in the first place.
Children spend quite a lot of time at school, and I have found that being a governor allows me to influence the learning environment in a way to ensure that they are provided with the best possible opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential. I find this very rewarding as they are the future and would recommend it to anyone.
I have been a Governor for over 20 years at Southfield School where I worked for almost 29 years; semi retiring in July 2017. Whilst at Southfield, I had a wide range of responsibilities on the Leadership Team including the pupil premium, safeguarding, the School Sports Partnership, attendance, marketing and 6 into 7 transition. I am delighted to join the Governing Body at Meadowside and hope that the experience I have had in secondary can assist the school in achieving the absolute best for their students.
I was appointed Parent Governor in March 2017 and currently have daughter entering Year 1 in September 2017. I also have one daughter and two step daughters that attend local secondary education. I am Head of Business in an Outstanding Secondary School, with 7 years teaching experience. I also hold a degree and have experience in Marketing Management. I enjoy reading fiction, travel, keeping active and spending time with my family.
I have been a Governor since October 2016, although my connection with the school as a parent has been for many years. I undertake various Governor responsibilities in the school including SEN, Maths, Assessment and reviewing our future conversion to an Academy. I have a broad interest in the education space with my role as Enterprise Advisor for Southfields School and Governor at Moulton College.
I have an extensive career in Accountancy focused on businesses within Northamptonshire and the wider region. I have lived in Burton Latimer for 10 years with my wife and four daughters.
I have been deputy at Meadowside for many years and have always strived for all our children to achieve their potential in all aspects of school life. I really enjoy being part of the hard working Meadowside team. More recently I became a governor as I feel I have skills which I can offer from my experience in education and can work as part of the governing body to drive the school forward.
I have been the Headteacher at Meadowside Primary School since April 2017. We are currently in the process of creating a stimulating and creative curriculum to ensure that all children reach their full potential. I have spent many years teaching in Milton Keynes and being part of Senior Leadership Teams. More recently I was the Assisteant Head at a school in Northampton and am relishing the challenge off moving Meadowside forward.