Meet our governors
Welcome from the Chair of Governors
Chair of Governors
Meet our Governors
I joined the governing body of Courthouse in October 2019, after a job change gave me a little more time in my calendar to give back to the school. I have 2 children, Joe in year 3, and Emma in Year 9 at Newlands having been through Courthouse previously.
One of the perspectives I am looking to bring to the Governing Body, is an understanding of the knowledge and experiences the children will require as they progress into Secondary school. We must ensure that they benefit fully from their 4 years at Courthouse, and become rounded individuals, fulfilling their full potentials.
I am an IT consulting Director, focused primarily on the public sector, bringing a wealth of experience in deploying technology solutions into large Government organisations. As part of this role I am required to keep abreast of new legislation such as GDPR and understand what this means to the different organisations with whom I work, both from a technology and business process perspective.
I am a Chartered Engineer who has run a number of businesses, as well as having extensive financial experience both through work and my being a church treasurer for over 20 years. I joined the Governing Body when my youngest son was at the school in 2004 and have been privileged to serve as governor since then. As the longest serving member of the board I feel I am able to use my prior experience of the school to help guide our current decisions.
In addition to my electronics consultancy work, I am also the Exams Officer at Altwood CE School, so I am regularly working with children. Outside work, I am a volunteer driver for Maidenhead Care which provides hospital transport for local people, as well as reader for the Maidenhead Talking Newspaper. I also enjoy gardening, cooking, and visits to the theatre.
My son attends Courthouse and my daughter will soon. I’m passionate about making sure Courthouse is a place where children love to learn and teachers love to teach.
I’m a firm believer in the benefits that exercise, sport, music, art and creativity bring to the wellbeing of children (and adults!) and enjoy live music, yoga and Parkrun.
Aside from school and family life, I’m a director of a social enterprise that helps charities to lobby the government for policy and legislative change. With this I have supported many charities at a senior level with their strategic direction and business plans, experiences which I hope will be useful to the Courthouse Governing Board.
My wife Kirsty and I have lived in Maidenhead for over 13 years. We have a daughter at Courthouse and a son who will hopefully join Courthouse in the near future.
Given that the school plays such a central role within our community, I put myself forward for a governor position when a vacancy arose. The hope is, that in my own way, I can make a positive contribution to the school and create an environment in which all children can excel.
I believe that my role as an EMEA HR Manager provides the relevant experience and skill set to assist with this.
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