Members of The Priory Pembroke Academy Governing Committee come from a wide variety of different backgrounds. Below you will find a short biography of each of our Governors.
I have been extremely proud and honoured to be part of the Priory Pembroke Academy journey over the last three years and am enthused over my role as Chair of the Local Governing Body.
The growth and development of the academy is important to us all, and the academy is a credit to all staff and pupils alike. Previously, I served in governance at primary school level as a parent Governor, leading onto becoming Chair of the Resources committee. I also work with an awarding body where the journey is paramount, through enjoyment, exploration, quality of provision and a safe learning environment. These values are important to all and the school values encompass these more.
It is a pleasure to be part of the Priory Pembroke Academy, and I look forward to our exciting future over the coming years.
I worked in the education sector over several decades. Starting as a classroom teacher which lead into being a Head of Department and included a couple of years being an Assistant Head of Year. I also became an Advanced Skills Teacher which I thoroughly enjoyed as it gave me the opportunity to liaise with a range of schools. I finished my career in education as a Deputy Head Teacher at The Priory Academy LSST. I am looking forward to working with the students, staff and the wider community at The Pembroke Academy where I sincerely hope my considerable experience in education can be of value.
Having now been a member of the Local Governing Body for over 4 years, I have watched with delight how the school has grown and developed in to a remarkable institution, focused on providing the best possible learning environment that allows its pupils to grow and flourish. The journey has not been an easy one, but one it has been my privilege to take with my fellow Governors, and with a Head Teacher whose vision and drive have been at the very centre of everything that’s been accomplished. With pupil numbers swelling year on year, and with the reputation of The Priory Pembroke Academy at the highest it’s ever been, I look forward to supporting the school in its ongoing development, and in its vision to produce wise, curious, generous, courageous and passionate young people of the future.
It is a privilege to join the Priory Pembroke Academy Local Governing Body. I am delighted to support the academy and the wider federation which commits to outstanding outcomes for students and the whole community. I offer a background in education as a teacher, senior leader secondary and Local Authority Adviser in the Arts and Humanities with a music specialism.
I share considerable governance in Teaching Schools, as a member of a founding Multi Academy Trust and as a member and chair of an LGB in the West Midlands. In 2019 I was awarded an Honorary degree from St John's University York for services to education.
Recently moved to the area I enjoy, golf, exploring the locality, playing musical instruments and keeping up to date with all aspects of teaching and learning both locally and nationally.
Having seen how the outstanding team at Pembroke Academy have supported and encouraged my son since he joined the school a few years ago, I was delighted to have been invited to become a Governor.
For as long as I can remember I have had a keen interest in helping people of all ages become the best versions of themselves. With a background in sports psychology and coaching I later found myself running a multi-million pound business before setting up my own training a consultancy business almost 20 years ago.
Amongst other things, this has provided opportunities for me to train thousands of mentors in over 50 schools in Lincolnshire, deliver adult education courses on behalf of Lincolnshire County Council for the last 8 years and work closely with author and professional speaker, Professor Paul McGee.
I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to become a part of The Priory Pembroke Academy community in the role of Governor. I have already found that the school has an infectious energy and strength. I have twenty years of experience in the public sector in a range of roles and I am keen to use this in any way I can to support the ongoing journey of the school. I am passionate about education and investment in our young people to achieve their full potential, whilst maintaining and promoting happiness and wellbeing.
Headteacher / Ex Officio Governor