Governors of St. Michael's School
Chair of Governors
Foundation Governor: Expiry Date of Office: 31.8.2021
I am a Diocesan Representative on the Governing Body and have been Chair of Governors since 2009. Before retirement, I was a Chartered Librarian, Primary School teacher and eventually Deputy Head in a Special School in Thurrock. I am a licensed Reader at St Michael’s Church.
My particular interests have been Literacy and Special Needs. I was also involved in introducing ‘Understanding Christianity’ as an RE resource. I am frequently in school and regularly take assemblies. I attend all the Committee Meetings but the role of Chair is delegated in all these. I regularly meet with the Head teacher and Vice Chair and we have excellent relationships with each other.
I am in regular touch with all Governing Body members and constantly ensuring that there is a range of skills and expertise on the Governing Body. I am in the process of writing ‘job descriptions’ for each Governor to ensure their involvement.
I try to ensure that all staff and Governors feel valued and so spend time getting to know them and am informed if staff are ill, pregnant, have problems etc. so that they receive cards and good wishes from the Governing Body.
I with Chairs of Committees, Head teacher and the Clerk plan an annual calendar of meetings.