I am very pleased to become a part of Stocksbridge High Schools governing body and aid the school, & its pupils in achieving their full potential.  Over the past seven years I have been a governor at a local primary School and held various positions including Chair and Vice Chair of Governors, Chair of Finance (for the last 5 years). Along with the wider team I have been involved in the appointment of business managers, teaching staff and deputy head positions.

I first got involved in governance when my eldest son began school and I wanted to be more involved in making a difference and understanding the ways in which schools work, in order to improve things for all pupils and staff. Now he is moving to the next stage of his education I hope I can continue to make a difference.

In my working life outside of governance, I run an up and coming business within the field of Particulate Monitoring (Protecting people & the environment) we develop and commercialise products that monitor the number of particulates people & the environment are exposed too.