Curriculum and Standards
I was elected as a parent governor in December 2013, and am now the Vice-Chair of Governors at Meltham Moor. I think it is very important that parents are directly involved in the governance and future direction of the school, and see a large part of my role being to represent the general views of all parents and children. Being a governor is also an opportunity to put my skills and previous experience to good use in a practical way. My main responsibilities as a governor are as a member of the curriculum and standards committee, and governor training contact.
I am knowledgeable about and interested in education policy – having been employed in the past as a researcher for both the National College for School Leadership and the National Foundation for Educational Research. Since 2008 I have worked closely with academics training the next generation of teachers at the University of Huddersfield.
As Research Development Manager in the School of Education and Professional Development I am responsible for promoting the research undertaken and research events hosted by staff within HudCRES - the Huddersfield Centre for Research in Education and Society - as well as supporting research income generation and contributing to the financial management of ongoing research projects.
I live in Meltham with my husband who is Head of Chemistry at Heckmondwike Grammar School and our two children who both enjoy being pupils at Meltham Moor Primary School. I enjoy spending time with my family - travelling, camping, cycling and rock climbing. I am also a keen archer and member of Meltham Methodist Church.