Our Wonderful Governors

My name is Christine Parkinson and I am the Chair of the Governing body. My children previously came to this school and are now achieving success in their adult lives. I am passionate about quality of education and children being challenged to meet their potential. I believe every child should have aspirations to succeed and that schools should help identify and support talents across the curriculum. I liaise regularly with the Head Teacher and spend time in school with both teachers and staff to observe the wonderful things that take place and to share ideas for future developments


My name is Sarah Jackson and I am Vice Chair of Governors. I have a strong understanding of the role education can play in a child's life and importance of developing both academic and life skills. I am a Primary Teacher myself and love seeing children grow and develop. Being a Governor allows me to be part of a different school environment where we can share ideas and ensure the best education possible. My own children attend King Street and I am proud of everything the school has helped them achieve.


My name is Neil Foster. I am a longstanding Governor and have watch the school develop and grow over the years. I am proud of the school achievements and enjoy seeing and hearing the wonderful things that the children are doing. I believe that children should be introduced to as many experiences at possible at primary school and I am passionate about visits out and visitors into school. Exploration is crucial to young children and at King Street children are given the opportunity to be creative, enquire and develop as individuals.


My name is Susan Soar. I have a very long history with King Street Primary, having worked there many years ago. The school has always worked hard to meet the needs of the children and in an ever changing world I feel it is important that children are given skills to help them succeed whilst maintain a set of core values around being thoughtful and kind to others. I encourage creativity and a broad and balanced curriculum and love to watch the children perform.


My name is Penny Drake and I am a parent Governor. I am working closely with the school around attendance and Social and Emotional support for al pupils. I believe that every child should feel successful, regardless what where their talents lie. In my professional role I see the extent of how disaffected children develop and the choices they sometimes make- I want all children at King Street to enjoy their education, know how to make the right choices and to have the aspiration to be successful.


My name is Elaine Stanton- I became a governor as my 2 children attend King Street school and I am keen to ensure my children and their peers receive the best education and school experience possible. As a member of the Friends of King Street, I am actively interested in helping to ensure that we can raise sufficient funds so that the school can help the students excel academically and gain much needed life skills whilst ensuring that school life is a happy place for them to learn.


My name is Craig Richardson and I am a parent governor. I have been a secondary school teacher for thirteen years and currently work in the local secondary school.  My main area of focus is OFSTED, and how the school can capitalise on the excellent progress made in recent years.


My name is Lori Cant and I am a parent governor. I love the new EYFS developments and can see the really positive changes it has brought about. I also love the outdoor education that the children have the opportunity to participate in and I feel that it really helps to develop essential life skills. I am also a Friend of the School and help to run social events and fundraising events to ensure that the children get the best possible experiences.

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