Can you tell us something about yourself and what strengths you bring to the governing body? Include occupation and background if relevant.
I am fortunate in having worked with children for over 30 years. For 20 years I was a teacher in mainstream secondary and special schools (including teaching at Brentwood many years ago) and for over 10 have worked as a counsellor supporting and teaching young people to improve their emotional and mental health. I have worked in many schools over the years and seen many changes and I have served as a Governor on 2 governing bodies previously.
I am also mum to young person with additional needs and part of the Brentwood community of families and I hope that this hugely valued role will also allow me to share useful experience that may be helpful to the governing body.