I have been working in primary education in teaching and leadership positions within the Great Yarmouth area for over 25 years. As someone who was born, educated and later raised my own family within the locality, I am committed to ensuring that every child has the best opportunities to achieve their full potential.
I have been involved in education for more than 40 years, spending 17 years as a primary headteacher at the end of my career. Since retirement I have enjoyed being involved in school life as a governor. I look forward to continuing to use my experiences to support and challenge Ormiston Herman Academy.
I have been a teacher at Ormiston Venture Academy and its predecessor since 2008, starting as an NQT and now employed as Assistant Principal responsible for Teaching and Learning. Both of my parents were educators and it is something I have a deep interest and passion for. Teaching offers an opportunity to change lives and I want to influence this on as many levels as possible so becoming a governor in a local primary gives me a further opportunity to do this.
I am currently working in Further Education as a Planning and Performance Programme Manager and have been for the past two years. Having completed a Masters in Strength and Conditioning at Middlesex University, I worked as a Sport Science Lecturer before moving into my current role. Working as a governor has allowed me to broaden my knowledge within Education to support moving the Academy forward and it is a challenge I enjoy.
I was previously a parent governor and am now a community governor. After leaving school I went to work for the army where I learned all areas of catering working my way up to head chef. Whilst there, I also learnt other jobs including carpet fitting, painting and decorating. After leaving the army I went into private caring (now 20 years experience). With all my experiences in different jobs, I feel I can help the academy towards a brighter future.
I am the proud father of two girls, one a current student and the other an ex-student. My primary reason for becoming parent governor is to make a difference to our community. I relish the opportunity to positively impact our next generation. I understand that everyone learns in a different style and at a different pace and am committed to help develop a school that allows the children to be the best that they can be in safe, supporting and nurturing surroundings. I’m the Head of Operations at a major public transport company covering Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
I have been teaching at Ormiston Herman Academy for the past three years, after moving from the North West to Norfolk after completing a B.Ed in Primary Education at Edge Hill University. As well as my classroom role, I am also responsible for maths across the school and as of September 2017 I am a member of the governing body. I am passionate about supporting children to become enthusiastic, creative and independent learners and aim to ensure every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.