Individual Governor Profile
Type of Governor: Parent Governor
Reasons for becoming a Governor:
As a family, we have a long association with RCFS; my Mother in Law taught here, my wife began her education here and is an active member of the PTFA, Heidi is in year 1 and Rosie is waiting in the wings for a few years time! I therefore benefit enormously from the incredible passion, dedication and skill that has gone into decades of developing young children through their early years education, and would like to be able to give something back by helping to steer the school to continue this lasting legacy.
When I look back at my own primary education back in Sheffield, I firmly believe that the values instilled and the exposure to many different experiences at an early age have played a huge role in shaping my life to date. It is for these reasons that I am committed to getting involved as a Parent Governor; to take a role in a Governing body that is a support to Staff and Parents alike in giving children the very best start in life, both as learners and as people.
Since putting my name forward last time for a Parent Governor vacancy, I have changed my role professionally. I have moved on from Waitrose, where I worked in operational strategy, to Audi where I work as a coach. In short I support business leaders in identifying need and opportunity for change, including and engaging their teams to lead sustainable change with the ultimate goal of enhancing the customer experience. This has been a great move for me personally, although it probably sadly spells the end of the gin hamper prize for the school Xmas raffle!
There are many parallels between my professional life and the role of a Parent Governor, and I hope to have the opportunity to help the school continue to develop and build on its ethos and community feel for many years to come.