I have been a Governor at Dovecot school for about 17 years and have been the Chair of Governors for 8 years. During this time, I have seen many changes, in particular, from the old leaky building, to our bright, modern welcoming building.
I have particular responsibility for Child Protection and I am on the Curriculum and Resources Committees. I attend meetings regularly and enjoy visiting the school where I always find a warm welcome, happy children, dedicated staff and a lovely, safe environment.
I am very proud of Dovecot School, its children and the staff and Governors, who work together to promote the highest standards of education. I feel very honoured and privileged to be part of the team at Dovecot School, and hope that in some small way, we are helping our children towards a brighter and better future through a good education.
I have worked at Dovecot since September 2017 and am thoroughly enjoying being a part of the whole school community. I am privileged to work with a fantastic group of staff and Governors who give their all to ensure Dovecot is the best it can possibly be and a place where the children feel happy, safe and secure.
I have always wanted to work in education right from an early age, lining my teddies up on the stairs and taking the register! I was one of the rare few who knew where I was going and what I wanted to be when I grew up. I trained at the University of Hertfordshire and completed a four year Bachelor of Education Honours degree. St Helens was where I began my teaching career in 1992, and have also worked in Halton Local Authority.
I am also Head teacher at Blueberry Park Primary School and am fully committed to establishing a strong partnership between our two schools to ensure that we constantly improve and reach the high expectations we have.
I have been a Governor at Dovecot school for just over 5 years. I represent the Local Education Authority on the governing body and I am a Councillor on Liverpool City Council representing the Knotty Ash ward in which Dovecot school is located, so I know the local area very well. I chair the Resources Committee which has responsibility for the school’s finances, staffing and the school buildings.
I have two daughters and work in the health and social care sector which I have done all my working life. It’s always a pleasure to visit the school and see first-hand the hard work of the children and staff and I enjoy seeing the work that the children display around the school building. I work alongside the other governors to support the head teacher and staff to ensure that we provide the children who attend Dovecot with the best possible start in life.
I became a Governor for Dovecot Primary School in February 2016 and I really enjoy visiting the school and meeting with children, parents and teachers and sharing in their many achievements.
I work full time for one of the local universities in teacher training, and before this taught I.T. in secondary school. I have three grown up sons and hope to use my experiences as a mother and as a teacher to improve outcomes for all children. It is a privilege to be part of this positive, warm and friendly community at Dovecot Primary.