I am a parent representative on the schools governing body and stand to ensure the school is being run effectively for the education and wellbeing of all of our children. I bring to the role 15 years’ experience of working in the education sector, predominantly as a secondary school mathematics teacher. My husband and I moved to Bournemouth in 2019, with our two young children and dog Bentley, to be closer to our family in Christchurch. Our eldest daughter went straight into year 1 at Hill View and was warmly welcomed into the school community. Now both of our girls are at Hill View and thriving.
As well as being a maths teacher, I am also Head of Sixth Form at The Bishop of Winchester Academy and previously, my husband and I, ran a co-ed boarding house for students aged 10-18 at a small private school near Bath. It certainly was an experience to live with 50 teenage girls and boys from all over the world, and all under one roof, but I am much happier now with just my two girls at home to worry about.
I joined the governing body at Hill View in 2022 having previously been a co-opted school governor at a small village school in Wiltshire. Being a governor means being able to support the school’s strategic planning whilst not being afraid to question and challenge leaders when needed. It is a role I feel my professional experience suits well and I look forward to continuing to support the growth and development of the school through my term in office, in order to better serve the community at large.