It's my pleasure to join the governing board of the Carlisle and Hampton Hill Federation as Chair of Governors.
I have been a school governor for 12 years now and chair for 8 in another Richmond school and whilst nothing ever stands still in the world of education, what I am continually impressed by is the commitment and dedication of school staff that I meet. Though still new to the federation I am not surprised to find that the staff at both Carlisle Infants and Hampton Hill Juniors are no exception and we as a board are committed to working with Zoe and Alan and both their teams, not just to drive school improvement in the individual schools, but to also drive forward the effectiveness and efficiency of the federation.
I am passionate about effective governance and ensuring that as a board we are fulfilling all the duties expected of us as well as supporting both schools to be the very best that they can be. As you will all know, it has been very tough for schools for a few years now in terms of school finances, and there is currently no light at the end of the tunnel, however the board of governors is skilled and committed to working with school staff to ensure continued excellent provision for the children at both schools.
Staff at both schools and my colleagues on the governing board have given me a very warm welcome and I look forward to meeting children, parents and families in the coming weeks and months.
Chair of Governors