Horwich Parish School Governors
I have been married for over 40 years to my wonderful husband Michael. We have been blessed with two wonderful daughters who have gone on to forge successful careers and happy lives. They have both given us 4 cherished grandchildren whose ages range from 6 to 11.
I attended Horwich Parish C.E. School in the fifties and can still remember the happy times I had as well as all the names of the teachers at that time! This surely is a testament to the positive impact they made upon my life. Since that time, I have worked as a Nurse, Midwife and Manager within the NHS and in the independent sectors and I led a project in the nineties which became a precursor for the National “Sure Start” initiative and which served to whet my appetite for working within public health and primary care and as a result I have been able to appreciate the challenges that some parents and children face on a daily basis. A good life, I feel begins with a good birth and I am sure I have helped many hundreds of mother’s birth their babies and I feel privileged to be invited into such a spiritual and special environment. I still practice midwifery today and I Lecture in Midwifery and Applied Healthcare Ethics at University. I enjoy stimulating the hearts and minds of prospective midwives.
I wanted to become a School Governor as I appreciate the benefits a good education can bring. Teachers and parents working together in a caring and sensitive environment can set a young person on the right journey and I particularly feel that the Christian values that this school is built on, will serve to instil kindness and compassion and a desire to help others as they travel forward.
My skills include, those associated with all aspects of teaching and learning and assessment, curriculum design and staff and student appraisal and mentoring, management and leadership. Data collection and research has led to my travelling extensively and writing my second professional textbook.
I am full time mum to two children. My son is 6 and my daughter is 3. I enjoy spending time with children and husband. I love to be out and about walking and am also a very keen skier.
I decided to take a career break after my daughter was born to focus on my family . I have a BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Surrey. Prior to my career break I worked in the Insurance sector which has given me many valuable skills that will help in my role as a parent governor. I am very hard working and never give up on anything I believe in.
I am a parent to two children at school and a member of Holy Trinity Church.
My professional business background is in strategic marketing, brand development and marketing communications in large organisations. I’ve worked in media relations and corporate and employee communication which has included crisis management and financial reporting.
With a business degree and experience of the public and private sector, I hope that my experience will enhance the governing body.
I am a married mum of 2 young boys. My eldest is 5 and currently in year 1 at Horwich Parish, I have been a school governor since his autumn term in reception. My youngest is 2, a little whirlwind and I'm sure I've been seen chasing him on the playground quite regularly.
I am very new to the Governor role and thoroughly enjoying it.
I have lived in Horwich for 14 years now and I love the community feel so being a governor at a school that to me is at the heart of that community is very special.
On a personal note I have recently started a degree in primary education and the education of our children socially and emotionally as well as academically is very important to me.
Year 4 Class Teacher