I am Chair of the Local Governing Body and have a long association with Pegasus School, having first volunteered to be a governor in 2004. Now retired, my working life was in education, most recently advising and supporting schools in Human Resources. Before working in Human Resources I was an English teacher and senior leader in secondary education.
I enjoy being a governor. It is a privilege to support the Headteacher and staff of Pegasus School to provide opportunities and challenge to inspire the children and help them to grow and develop to become outstanding learners.
I joined the Local Governing Body in 2010 following the Pegasus School Christmas production at Oxford Castle, where I worked at the time. I was a History teacher before moving into heritage education and I also assess cultural venues on their learning programmes.
I am interested in how children can be inspired and challenged to make academic progress and engage with the wider world. I am proud to be part of the wider Pegasus community and support the staff to help every child reach their full potential.
Inspired by ten years in classroom supporting roles, in numerous schools across England and Germany, I completed a BA Hons in Education and Lifelong Learning at Oxford Brookes, PGCE with QTS and I am currently completing an MA in Education (Teaching and Learning).
I am a class teacher and Academic and Curriculum lead in an Oxfordshire based school. Additionally, I enjoy attending educational conferences and practice led research to support the multifaceted roles encompassed in educational settings.
My experience and skills support my role as governor at Pegasus, a position I have held past six years. The role is rewarding and allows me to give back and make a difference to the young people of Pegasus, whilst being a member of the wider community.
I have been working at Pegasus school for eleven years. I started at Pegasus whilst completing my Forest school leader training and enjoyed teaching the children about the wonderful world of outdoors. I then began working as a TA and found a passion for working with children, particularly those with additional needs. I quickly became a cover supervisor, teaching children aged 3-11.
Over a year ago, I began my new position within school as a Therapeutic Mentor which allows me to support many children within our school individually or in small groups. I support the children that may be facing a tricky time in school or at home.
I am incredibly passionate about my job and the well-being of the children within our school. I strongly believe that all children deserve an equal opportunity to education and am very proud to be a part of this.