Governors: Who are we?
I joined WJS as a parent governor with 2 children at the school. I am currently Chair of the Governing Body and serve on the curriculum and pay and personnel committees. My skills include recruitment and IT.
I have been a governor of Writtle Junior School for around 8 years, first as a Parent Governor when my children were in the school and now as a co-opted governor. All four of my children have passed through the Writtle schools, and then onto Hylands. I have worked for 16 years in the Financial Service industry with Barclays, 10 years as a Teaching Assistant in Writtle Infant school, and now I work for EES for schools supporting primary education nationwide, so hopefully I bring a varied skill set to the Governing Body. It is an interesting environment we find ourselves in at the moment in education but I enjoy the challenge of being a school governor and find it an absolute privilege to work alongside the superb team at WJS.
I live in Writtle and was a pupil at WJS many years ago! My daughter attended the school from 2011 – 2015 and my son will be starting year 3 in September. I went to Leeds University and have a degree in Environmental Science.
I have worked in the pension industry since 1996 and currently work at Hymans Robertson in London as a Senior Consultant advising companies on pension provision for their employees. I am a fellow of the Pensions Management Institute and a qualified financial adviser. In the past I have managed Sales and Marketing teams. Outside of work I am a Trustee Director of Relate (North Essex and East Herts).
I joined Writtle Junior School governing body in 2015 and have really enjoyed, being part of the WJS team. I am currently Chair for the premises and finance committee.
My core skills are in Construction, and I have been a Building Surveyor for 15 years.
I joined WJS as a Parent Governor at the start of 2016 and have twins who are currently in year 5. In addition to the main governing body, I support the Pay and Personnel Comittee. I have been a teacher for over 14 years working in a variety of infant and junior schools across Havering, Brentwood and Chelmsford, as well as being actively involved in the parents association raising funds for the school. Hopefully my experience as a teacher, fundraiser and my view as a parent brings a good addition to the governance team.
In addition to the above governors, there are the following members:
Nick Taylor (Head Teacher)
Julie Greenhill (Staff Governor)
Stuart Lambert (Associate Governor)