I joined in 2019 as a co-opted parent governor at the same time as my youngest son joined the school as a student. I have been an Andover resident my entire life so I know the community well and I was also a student myself at Harrow Way. During the time that I have been a governor, I have been slowly getting involved more and more with the schools progress and have to say I am impressed with the head and the schools offering especially their focus on safeguarding students and special educational needs. I am a member of the F&GP, PPD and S&C committees and Chair for Governors’ Discipline Committee.
When I left Harrow Way myself as a student, I attended Cricklade College (now Andover College) where I gained 3 A-levels. I soon entered into the working world where initially I trained as an accountant but later entered into an IT project team for business system implementations. I have been working with IT Business systems now for 22+ years in various roles from Project Manager, Department Manager to Developer and Consultant. In my spare time I play squash, swim regularly, play the piano, cook and have a fondness towards animals and nature.
I have strong experience in business procedures and project management methodologies as well as a keen interest in schooling, not only as a parent of 3 but with both my parents being teachers I was raised in the environment. I hope to bring these and other skill sets to the board to offer strong support towards the school.