Welcome to our new Parent Governors
Two new Parent Governors have recently been appointed to join the Greenfields Governing Body.
Read below all about them and be sure to say hello to them if you see them around school.
I have been a parent at Greenfields now for nearly four years and within that time, I have watched my children grow both in self-esteem and academic confidence. I truly believe that Greenfields is setting children up for life with a positive introduction to relationships with their selves and others, strong academic skills, and shaping them to be well rounded members of society. Therefore, I was enthused to become involved and put myself forward for parent Governor. My children have already gained so much, so I feel it is only fair I offer some of my time to give back what I can. I have current experience of Governance within the University of Northampton as well as Trustee of The University of Northampton Students' Union, and I have picked up key skills along the way that I am hoping will help guide me within this role. Currently I am employed by the Union as an elected Sabbatical Officer, I have spent the year as Vice President of Education and have been elected to stand as President in the next academic year. Prior to University life, I worked in various roles within the NHS for over nine years and decided to leave after suffering some health difficulties and pursue a new career within academia. I graduated last July and once I have completed my year of President, I am aiming to do some further research within my chosen field of Social Care and Health by completing a PhD.
Born and raised in Watford, Hertfordshire. I realised my childhood ambition by joining Hertfordshire Fire Brigade in 1980. During over thirty years of service I served in Operations, Fire Safety, and Training and Development, rising through the ranks to Senior Officer level. In the 1990's I was instrumental in introducing the Juvenile Firesetters Programme, this very successful programme aims to develop fire safe behaviour through education and support. My last position in the service was Head of Fire Safety Policy, which involved interpreting associated law and regulations to set the policy for the county. I am a very keen skier and have been fortunate enough to spend a few seasons in the French Pyrenees, an area untainted by mass tourism. I love playing guitar and have a repertoire that spans every decade from the 1950's to now.