I am currently the Chair of Governors and have been on the Governing Body for 12 years and I am the Link Governor for children who are eligible for Pupil Premium and for Target setting across the school. I became involved with the school when my children attended the junior school, when Mr Milne was the head teacher. I work full time for the NHS and enjoy working with Miss Everitt, the Governors and the whole team that make up Mosspits Lane Primary School.
I have been a parent governor since December 2012 and I have seen a lot of changes in that short space of time. Changes regarding the amalgamation process of juniors and Infants at Mosspits School, the unification of values, staff, budgets and premises under one head teacher, an Ofsted inspection taking place and the always changeable national curriculum and educational policies in a matter of few years.
My background is Physiotherapy with specialization in Hospital Administration. I have experience on planning and managing health projects in the public and private sectors abroad and since I moved to Liverpool in 2002, I have gained experience working in the third sector with vulnerable people.
I have really enjoyed being on the school governing board, representing parents and their views on how the school should move forward. It is a privilege to work alongside dedicated staff and Governors to offer every child an education that prepares them to face the future with responsibility in the best use of their capacities.
I have been Headteacher at Mosspits Lane Primary School for 5 years and worked 2 years before that as the Headteacher of the Junior School before its amalgamation with the Infants. Throughout that time I have worked relentlessly to improve the opportunities, experiences and education of all the children, and this has been such a pleasure to do as the children are delightful to be with, their parents are very supportive and the staff are creative, hardworking professionals.
All the Governors have the interests of the school community at the heart of their work and they, too, have supported me over the years through many exciting initiatives - as well being right behind me during the more challenging times! They have also been there celebrating our successes, our excellent Ofsted outcome and the awarding of various Charter Marks being just some of them.
I have always been totally committed to the job – it fills me with pride to see the children as well as the staff, blossom and grow over their time with us and despite the various political agendas I have steered the school through calm waters, trying to make the right decisions based on our core values, about what the children in Mosspits Lane Primary School need in order to grow into successful adults, able to play their part in what is an uncertain, and constantly evolving future.
I have been a Governor since 2012 when I was elected onto the Governing Body as a Parent Governor. My daughter attended the school before leaving for secondary school in 2014. Following her departure, I became a Community Governor. Following reconstitution of the Governing Body, I became a Co-opted Governor.
My professional background for many years was in Banking and Insurance. Many of my roles involved the implementation of company policies, procedures, training and internationally recognised quality standards. More recently I became a Childminder, a role that I am passionate about. I am a learning mentor for new Childminders and have served as Secretary of my local Childminding Network and was elected as Chair of the Liverpool Childminding Association by my peers.
I am the Link Governor for English and am extremely proud that Mosspits was awarded the Liverpool Reading Gold Quality Mark. I am also involved with the maintenance of the school website.
I am a parent governor and I have lead responsibility for safeguarding. I have been a governor for two and a half years and during this time the school has been through many significant changes. This has included the amalgamation of the infant and junior school, the appointment of a new Head Teacher and an OFSTED inspection under the new framework. There have been considerable changes to the school over the last few years and whilst these have brought about many challenges for the staff and the governing body I believe these changes have been for the better. We are now rated as a ‘good’ school by OFSTED and we strive to become ‘outstanding’.
I am a former pupil of Mosspits and I have wonderful memories of the time I spent at the school. As a parent to two children in the school I want them and all the other pupils who attend to have similar experiences and leave having had new experiences, a feeling they have reached their full potential and to feel equipped to manage the transition to secondary school. As a parent governor I acknowledge the role I have in contributing to this together with other members of the governing body, the Head Teacher, Senior Leaders and the dedicated staff team we have.
I am passionate about the continued improvement of the school and as a parent I want to ensure the positive reputation of Mosspits is upheld.
Since being a governor I have felt privileged to work with such a hardworking, motivated and dedicated staff team and I have also enjoyed hearing about the efforts the staff team go to in ensuring all pupils have the opportunity to learn in a positive, safe, warm and friendly school environment. I believe Mosspits is going from strength to strength and I look forward to being a part of this in the years to come.
I have 20 years of experience working in both the public and private sector, currently I work for Halton Borough Council as a Regeneration Manager with responsibilities for two Key Areas of Change which also includes managing Widnes Market. I have a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering and also in Civic Design. My engineering background enables me to identify challenges and solve problems in a logical manner. I have travelled in Southern Africa and also in Latin America where I completed my dissertation in Resistencia, Argentina while on a European funded exchange programme. I am the Maths link governor.
I have been a governor at Mosspits school for 6 years. I work as a Civil Servant. I am partially retired. I enjoy running and cycling. To date I have completed 11 marathons. I am link governor for Health & Safety. At work I am the union Health & Safety Secretary. I have almost completed an Occupational Health, Safety & the Environment Diploma course.
I have been a school Governor for 28 years, 23 of these have been at Mosspits Lane as an Infant and Junior school and now as a Primary school. During this time it has been a privilege to serve the school as it has changed and grown. It has been an interesting and challenging journey but also exciting. As an Local Authority appeal panel member I feel that it helps during the transition from primary to senior school and I am available to talk to any parent that requests it. As Chair of the Care, Culture and Ethos committee I work with a variety of dedicated Governors who have a wealth of experience in all matters to do with the welfare, education and safeguarding of the children. I am also the Link Governor for EYFS, Inclusion and Transition.
I have been a Governor at Mosspits Primary School for 6 years. I have been a teacher for 30 years and a headteacher for 10 years. I have worked in both the maintained and independent sector with children aged 3-11. I am passionate about providing the best opportunities possible for all pupils and ensuring they reach their full potential. I enjoy working with such a committed team of staff and Governors at Mosspits Primary School and helping to direct the work of the school.
My professional background is as an equality and human rights public sector practitioner and former chief executive of a Liverpool based national charity working with and for children and young people. I am also a qualified Coach Mentor for professionals.
Currently I am a PhD Sociology researcher at the University of Liverpool researching risk and children, and Trustee of Liverpool Football Club Foundation (international charity).
Both of my children attend Mosspits Lane Primary School; I chose this school primarily because of my experience of the sincere care and commitment of the staff but also based on the way the school is integrated into and reflects the diverse communities it serves.
I am committed to supporting the continued success and growth of our school for the benefit of our pupils, our staff and our local communities.