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I am a co-opted Governor at VIPS@KH, however I am also a parent. My background is HR so I have a solid understanding of how to build a team, make challenges as and when required, and assist with succession and getting the right people in the right places so they can flourish, ultimately helping our children to get the best possible experience the can whilst at our school. I’m passionate about making a difference and will do all I can to encourage and support the senior team, wider staff community, parents and of course our children.
I was elected Parent Governor in March 2021 and I have been a parent of the school since 2016. I am very pleased to be part of the team and to be able to use my skills and leadership experience to support the school to continue to thrive. In my professional capacity I have worked in many retail leadership roles at various locations in the Southeast and for the last decade, I have been a senior leader of a complex, successful multimillion pound food retail operation in an employee-owned business. I am passionate about adult and child wellbeing and I have taken on the Wellbeing Governor link role.
Since moving to the UK from my native France almost 10 years ago to complete my MSc in London, I am now a Team Leader in the R&D department of a global pharmaceutical company based in Kent. Having lived in Kings Hill for over 5 years and in West Malling for 4 years, I have developed a strong connection to the area and am actively involved in supporting our local community. As part of that commitment, I am excited to be a new governor at Valley Invicta Primary School at Kings Hill. As someone who has benefited a great deal from a good education, I care deeply about improving the educational experiences of young people. I am particularly interested in encouraging STEM subjects and creating a welcoming setting for high quality education.
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.
I have worked in Education for over 15 years as a Teacher, SENCo and Senior Leader in schools and across a Trust. Bedfore that I worked in broadcasting for young people creating social action campaigns. I am involved in Special Educational Needs, Safeguarding and supporting families and bring that experience to my role as Governor. I live in Kent with my two children, husband and pets and love reading, playing golf and going to the gym.
I was elected parent governor in March 2022. I have a son in year one and a daughter hopefully joining in September. My role as governor focuses on personal development which is a key focus for the school for both the children and staff. In my professional capacity I am a marketing director within events and publishing and have a keen interest in the public sector and education and particularly the power of education to drive social mobility and striving to ensure equal opportunities for children of all backgrounds.
My professional career has been spent working in the field of communications and change management, initially within large corporations and then running my own consultancy. At the same time, I have always been passionate about children’s welfare and education, and I trained as an NSPCC Childline Counsellor as well as spending six years volunteering for the NSPCC Schools Service, holding safeguarding assemblies and workshops across primary schools in Kent. Since 2016, I have volunteered at my local primary school, providing classroom support for Key Stage 2 children. I am delighted to be joining Valley Invicta Kings Hill Primary School as a Co-opted Governor, and hope to use my experience to help the school and its pupils to continue to flourish.