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 was a primary school teacher for 25 years. During that time I taught all year groups from Year 1 - Year 6, and was a Local Authority Moderator for Key Stage 1 and a Specialist Leader of Education.
I left the classroom to work for School Improvement Liverpool where my primary role is to train and support teachers and senior leaders with the primary curriculum.
In September 2018 I became a co-opted Governor at the school.
For the first 20 years of my working life I worked at a respected insurance company where I specialised in life assurance, pensions and investments.
Twenty years ago, I had a complete change of career and began working at a very busy local engineering company. I was the assistant to the Managing Director. I was involved in all aspects of the company including financial control, accounts, purchasing, sales, logistics and production.
Although I don't have any children of my own, I have had the honour of being godmother to 11 of my friend's children, their ages range from 2 to 38 years. I take my duty as a godparent very seriously and have been heavily involved in their upbringing. I have regular contact with all of them.
I read a lot and love to travel. My friends and family are very important to me and I value the time we spend together.
I hope with my varied background, I can bring something of value to the school and hopefully make a difference to the pupils and the staff at Dovecot.
I joined the Governors at Dovecot in 2018 as a co opted Governor. I am a retired schoolteacher, having spent over 37 years working in different Liverpool Secondary schools and have experience of Governance in a number of Liverpool Primary schools. My hobbies include playing golf, walking and making outdoor play and learning equipment.
I am Link Governor to Year 3, together with Maths and English, but have a particular interest in the strategic development of the school, to ensure that all children have access to the best possible learning opportunities.
Schools are such special places, providing a haven of wonderful experiences, led by staff who are committed to seeing a job done well. Dovecot Primary School is one of those places and I am proud to have been invited to be part of it.