Vanessa Ravenscroft (Parent Governor)
As a parent of a child at Parkwall Primary I have always been keen to support the school in practical ways. I’ve had the pleasure of helping in my son’s reception and year 1 classes and was bowled over by the level of teaching, commitment and enthusiasm shown by the staff. I put myself forward as a parent governor as I want to continue to support the Federation further but in a more strategic way. I have worked in the charity sector for ten years and have experience in resources management, strategy development and sustainability. I want to use these skills to support the Federation to ensure that the schools continue to provide the best educational experience possible for our children.
Paul Cozens (Co-opted Governor)
The Park School has always been a massive part of my life and always will be, as a child I attended the school and also my three children. I have always been committed to the role as Governor willing to learn and challenge procedures if needs arose. Having worked within financial services for over fifteen years I have plenty of experience analysing performance data and efficiencies also overcoming obstacles on a daily basis.
Pamela Casbon (Co-opted Governor and Chair of Governors)
I have been a Governor for over 10 years originally elected as a parent governor at Parkwall school. Having previously worked as an engineer, I now work in a support role in a Further Education college. I am a governor because I want the children in our communities to receive the best possible education.
I am really pleased to join the board as Parent Governor as my daughter is currently in Year 2, and my son will be attending in a couple of years time, so I am committed to supporting the Senior Leadership Team in driving the best outcomes for the children in our two schools within the Federation. I have over 20 years experience working for a large Retailer, most recently as Finance Manager providing financial insight and strategic support. Prior to this, I was a Store Manager with responsibility for motivating several hundred employees, including accountability for delivering business change plans, operational efficiencies and achieving budget performance, so I intend to put those business skills to effective use as a Governor to support our schools.
Mr Christopher Larke-Phillips (Governor)
Headteacher at Parkwall School