To find out more about the Governors at Queens Park Academy see further information below.
I've been a Community Governor at QPA for around two years. I'm Vice Chair of the Board and also take the lead for the Board with our Early Years / Foundation Stage (EYFS) provision. I have spent my whole career working in Central Government including several years living overseas. I volunteer as a Governor because I'm deeply committed to the idea that the creation of an outstanding learning experience is one of the most important ways to enhance the future of all QPA's children. I live in Bedford with my wife, son (4) and daughter (1).
I have worked at Queens Park Academy for a number of years and in a number of different roles. I decided to apply for the role of teacher governor to widen my understanding of school leadership and governance. I believe Queens Park is a very special place and serves a unique and diverse community. I hope that my work, both on and off the governing board, ensures that the children develop a deep rooted love of learning as well as other life long skills. I hope to ensure the children's experiences are first class and they have exciting and interesting opportunities which support their learning.
I have a passion for Education and enjoy being active in the community. Given that the school plays such a central role within our community, I put myself forward for a governor position having completed the Higher Diploma in IT and the community leadership management program in 2008. I believe that I have experience that will be useful in helping the school with its mission moving into the future.
I was appointed a public governor to NHS East London Foundation Trust in December 2015 and am now a vice chair of the communications and engagement committee, member of Patient Participation committee and a member of the SACRE committee of Bedford Borough Council.
Over the past year I have contributed to East London Foundation Trust’s mental health policy and strategy, including promoting “Break the stigma” campaign and being an ambassador for the domestic violence. Previously, I have worked as a health and well-being professional working with people who have physical disabilities and sensory impairments.
As a SEN Governor working closely with the school SENCO, I make sure that the school’s SEN policy acknowledges the needs of the looked after children amongst all my other duties of being the SEN Governor including removing barriers to achievement.