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Having been a governor here a short while now I feel privileged to be part of a growing, successful school which is constantly developing an exciting curriculum for its pupils and encouraging pupils to be the best they can be. My teaching background, as well as being a parent of two boys, allows me to have a wide, balanced perspective of the running of the school. I am passionate about giving children an enjoyable education whilst ensuring they fill their full potential, and it’s important that parents are assured that their child is happy and achieving.
This is my first post as a co-opted governor but I have lots of experience in education. For 15 years I was a MFL secondary school teacher and for the last 6 years I have been teaching Spanish and French in primary schools. I really love the enthusiasm for learning of primary aged children and I was very excited to become a governor at Kings Hill VIAT. I am now in my second year and in September 2019 I was appointed Vice Chair. I am a busy mum of two school aged children and I also help with judging at competitive swimming galas for a local swimming club where my son is a member. I hope to support the school as much as I can to ensure all pupils are given the best opportunities.
As a new member, I am really excited to be part of the team at Kings Hill VIAT. I have previously worked in inner city secondary schools as a Head of Department for English and also have experience in primary liaison roles; helping to build connections between primary and secondary schools and to ease the difficult transition from KS2 to KS3. I am currently an English teacher at Invicta Grammar School and am taking on the role of Co-opted Governor at Kings Hill VIAT. As a new resident and parent to a pre-schooler, I have been really interested to find out about the ambitious yet nurturing environment created by the passionate teachers and school leaders at Kings Hill VIAT and look forward to supporting the school in its continued development.
This my first post as a parent governor; I feel privileged to be able to use my corporate experience to help shape and contribute to their future success. With my son having been at Kings Hill VIAT since 2016, in the school’s infancy, it has been fantastic to watch the growth over this time and I look forward to working with the other governors to deliver further strategic change. My current link roles include personal development and, website and governance compliance.
I was born in Macedonia where I finished Chemical Engineering and briefly worked in Public Water Supply and a local soft drink company on water quality. In 1999 I went to work for a charity and have stayed in the same sector ever since. I moved to London in 2001 and worked for various international organisations in finance roles and am currently working in London for the Standard Chartered Bank as a Director, Operations and Governance for the Sustainability function. I am also responsible for looking after governance and finance of the Standard Chartered Foundation which I helped set up in 2019. I hold MBA from Open University, specialising in CSR and financial risks.
Having been in the teaching profession for almost 25 years, I am very pleased to hold the post of co-opted governor at Valley Invicta Kings Hill primary school. Over the last year I have very much enjoyed seeing the school and students flourish under the care, guidance and support of the Headteacher and school staff. In my role as Head of Lower School at Invicta Grammar School, I recognise the importance of High Quality Education in enabling students to achieve their potential academically and also in helping them become the very best individuals that they can be. It is with this professional experience that I hope to be an asset to the school and support school leaders and staff in maintaining the high standard of education and care offered.