When I left school I fell into a career in Human Resources and more recently Health & Safety and Learning & Development. I have been lucky enough to have some wonderful mentors and opportunities throughout my career and I now feel it’s the right time to “pay it back”.
I volunteer as an Enterprise Advisor with a comprehensive school local to my employer so that I can show the students the different aspects of work, the skills needed and support them in being ready for work. I’m a parent to two, the youngest is currently preparing for his GCSE’s.
Working alongside the NELEP we are signposted to various opportunities in schools but I wanted to make sure I was supporting a school that was local to me, had good values and principles and welcomed the input of others. I’m thrilled to join the team at Rosa Street, I look forward to meeting the team, pupils and families and I’m excited to support the continuous provision of high-quality education and opportunities all the children at the school.
I graduated in Human Resource Management in 2005 and since then have taken on a number of roles in HR Management mainly across manufacturing businesses. I have also completed qualifications in Health & Safety, training and mental health. Unfortunately, when recruiting, we see a lot of applicants who have not achieved their best at school (educationally and behaviourally) and are passed over for opportunities.
I joined Rosa Street as a Community Governor in 2021 and was elected as Chair in Summer 2022. My passion is to ensure that children get the right start in life and the education they need to pursue their dreams. By instilling skills and behaviours early on, we can hopefully help all young adults enter the work place and thrive.
Our role as governors, is to challenge and support the staff and curriculum at Rosa Street, to achieve their personal and DfE targets. By working together, we aim to ensure every child has the opportunity to grow and achieve the best they can in life.