I am very pleased to be a member of the local governing body for GANF and to be their Chair of Governors.
Since retirement I am able to spend more time on my hobbies of quilting, reading and gardening and most importantly, spend as much time as possible with my three young grandchildren.
I enjoy supporting the dedicated team of people who are working hard for the benefit of all the young people attending GANF schools. I am impressed by the standards achieved in the schools and the ethos of care and support displayed. My aim is to enable this to continue.
Having a son with Special Educational Needs I have directly experienced the wide range of special provision across the county as a parent, from Early Years right through to Secondary and I have a good understanding of the workings of the Local Education Authority and the Statement (EHCP) process. Before joining GANF I was a Governor of Woodlands Academy at Spilsby for 3 years and I aim to bring my experience to the Governance of an outstanding team who are dedicated to supporting all of our pupils in achieving their full potential as the schools and the Community Inclusive Trust grow.
In my spare time, I am a STEM Ambassador, a keen mountain biker and sometime road cyclist and I enjoy dabbling in photography.
Having always lived locally, I am a parent to two grown up children, one having Special Educational Needs who enjoyed her many years as a pupil at Sandon school.
As well as experience with my daughter's education I have been a Teaching Assistant for Special Needs within a Primary School and now within a Secondary School, experiencing all year groups. I have always had an interest in Special Education.
As a Governor I'm passionate that the pupils at GANF schools continue to benefit from the care, support and nurturing environment they receive by all the hard working and dedicated staff, so that each individual pupil can reach their full potential.
In my spare time I enjoy gardening, photography, swimming and travelling.
I did both 'O' and 'A' levels at secondary school and then went to agricultural college in Devon, after which I returned to Lincolnshire in 1977 to farm alongside my parents.
I set up an equestrian business on the farm and that mainly centred around giving riding lessons, which I still do today.
I retired from the farming business in late 2015, but I am fortunate to be able to continue living in a beautiful rural location.
I enjoy outdoor activities, including horse riding and walking, and I am interested in music.
I have been a governor for nearly 10 years and I consider it an honour and a privilege to serve on the Local Governing Body of GANF. I do what I can to support staff and pupils across the Fellowship, trying to ensure that its visions and values are upheld.
I am a local girl with two children of my own. I know Grantham and the local community very well.
Off duty I lead a busy social life and like to spend time on my greatest passion which is renovating old furniture and seeking out antiques.
I am dedicated to GANF and very keen to support the children and the school in any way I can. I am eager to offer my time and knowledge so that all our pupils across the Fellowship have the opportunity to reach their individual potentials in a safe, nurturing environment.
I am looking forward to welcoming all the challenges of being a staff governor.
After looking around Ambergate and Sandon with regard to meeting my son’s educational needs, I was amazed with the way the school was run. My son began his education with GANF and soon after I began volunteering within the organisation. I have now been here for over three years and thoroughly enjoy every minute of it. I now work part time in the admin team and continue to work as a volunteer in my spare time.
Since the year 2000 I studied and worked within the care sector, mainly in a senior capacity within nursing, residential and domiciliary care settings. I have gained many qualifications within this field, attended many training courses and gained valuable experience.
I have had the privilege of becoming a parent governor and I am enjoying the role and the challenges it brings. It is an honour to be a part of what is already a very successful team. I welcomed the role as it would give me an opportunity to have an input into developing the school and to watch it grow throughout my son’s educational development.
Having a young son with autism, I am very interested in special needs education. I am also very keen to support parents who may be at the beginning of their journey having a child with Special Educational Needs.
I am honoured to be a Parent Governor at GANF and hope that I can bring my skills and experience within the Arts and education to an already fantastic governing team and school.