About Our Governors
I have lived in the Horsham area for the past 26 years and have 3 grown-up children. My background is in nursery and primary teaching as well as sports coaching. I am currently employed by Horsham District Council as the project co-ordinator for their Aiming High for Disabled Children project.
Through my work I have become closely linked to QEII and it is a real pleasure to become a governor of such a truly amazing school. My particular responsibility is to Willows class as well as supporting the Rebound Therapy project within the school.
I was born and have always live in Horsham. I have worked within the NHS for 34 years. Initially I trained to be a general nurse then moved into Learining Disabilities in 1980. I assisted in the closure of the Forest Hospital and supported a group of adults to live in their own home in Crawley returning for many years to support them with an annual holiday both in England and abroad. In 1989 I moved to Holly Lodge where we provided overnight respite for children with a range of disabilities.
I have a wide range of interests including travel, reading and outdoor pursuits.
My youngest daughter, Kitty, started at QEII School in 2015 and I have been impressed with the warmth and nurturing spirit witnessed on every visit. I work as a Business Consultant in the IT Services sector serving clients in a government department. I welcome the opportunity to apply over 20 years’ business experience to the work of the board of governors, helping the school to continue its outstanding support for its students. I look forward to building closer links to Limes class and taking a particular interest in the finance responsibilities of the board. I am married to Liz, a local Zumba instructor and have 2 young daughters. I am a keen endurance runner and fan of family adventures in our Campervan.
I have been in teaching for 40 years and am currently Head of Health and Social Care/Food and Nutrition at Collyer's Sixth Form College. I also run the Adult Education teacher training programme at Collyers
I have lived in Horsham all of my life and am honoured to be part of such a fantastic school! I trained as a PE teacher 14 years ago, but soon found my passion when I started doing disability sports coaching for the council. This work led me to my role within a local charity called the springboard project. I have been at springboard in various roles for the past nine years and am currently the service delivery manager. Through my work I have had the pleasure of knowing a number of the children that attend QEII. I have a lot of experience within the voluntary sector and carry out a role as a wish visitor with Make a Wish in my spare time. I hope that my experience of working at Springboard will be of benefit to the school and I can't wait to get more involved.
I am a community governor and married with two sons, Luke and Paul. I work for Surrey County Council in a disabilities team as a social worker. I worked for the Family Fund Trust for 15 years and for 9 years recruiting, training and supporting foster families caring for disabled children and young people in West Sussex. I am a member of Mencap and on the Wellspring Committee. My interest is sharing information on what resources are available to benefit children with disabilities and their families and in particular to share any ideas of opportunities for the pupils of QEII School to enjoy. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching some of the pupils and support the "Arts" vision for the school.
I have lived in Horsham since 1992 and have been a Governor since 1994, having previously served on the Governing Bodies of two primary schools in inner London. I have 3 children, one of whom attended QEII for 12 years and I was Chairman of the PTFA for many years. On the Governing Body I have particular responsibility for personnel matters.