A professional copywriter and editor, I now teach English at Essex Adult Community Learning and support student literacy at Braintree College. As the English Link Governor at Bocking I take a special interest in literacy progress, achievement and enjoyment, and help to ensure that these remain high on the school's agenda. I am a Parent Governor, with two daughters on roll, and am a member of the Standards Committee.
I chair the Pupil Outcomes and Achievement Committee which works with the school leadership team to monitor and improve the attainment and progress of pupils. I have lived in Bocking for over 13 years and my daughter and son were both pupils at the school. I work in marketing and communications for a multi-national company.
Chair of Governors
I have been a Governor at Bocking School since Summer 2015 and I am thoroughly enjoying working with the staff, fellow Governors and children so that together the school flourishes. I have particular responsibility as the Safeguarding Governor and Chair the Pay Committee.
Bocking is a great place to be and alongside my Governor role, I also have the privilege of being the local Church of England minister working at St Mary's Church here in the village and also at neighbouring Panfield Church. I hope through both of these roles to best serve this wonderful community.
Vice Chair of Governors
"I am a relatively recent appointee to the board of governors at Bocking Church Street Primary School and I am now the vice chair. I originally volunteered as a co-opted governor because I think it is important to support schools and the education of young people. I have two young children in primary school and so know the kind of pressures on primary schools, which have to deal with budgeting, legal and safeguarding concerns, parental expectations and a set curriculum, amongst other things. I have a lot of experience in the legal and commercial world and would like to use this, as well as my commitment to high aspiration for all children generally, to support the success of the school."
I joined the Governing Body in April 2014. I have two daughters at Bocking School.
I have trained and worked in Finance for 12 years but am currently on a career break.
I am Chair of the Resources Committee and I have recently joined the Pupil Outcomes and Achievements Committee. I am responsible for the monitoring of SEN and Pupil Premium.