Meet the Governors
Our role as the Governing Body of Gunness & Burringham C of E Primary School is to ensure that it works effectively and fulfils its aims. We do this by:
Chair of Governors
I first became involved with the school and as a parent governor six years ago. I was elected as the Chair of Governors two years ago, I have found this to be a hugely satisfying and challenging role.
My driving force is the satisfaction I get from being part of providing the best possible learning environment for our children. I love spending time in school, watching our children flourish and progress within our school environment.
I live within the community with my husband, three children and whole host of pets!
I am a specialist in the child protection field, which is something I am extremely passionate about, this work gives me an enormous sense of pride and brings valuable experience to my role as safeguarding governor within the school.
I always try and make every effort to be in the playground and attend school events as much as possible as It is hugely important to me that parents, staff and senior leaders feel that I am approachable and accessible.
I am proud to lead Gunness and Burringham Primary as the new Headteacher and Staff Governor. My role is one of leadership to ensure the very best education for the children within my school. I work closely with families and the community, ensuring that partnership working is of the highest priority to ensure the best outcomes for the children.
School life is about educational opportunities, collaborative working, challenge and outcomes whilst focussing very much on the holistic child to ensure that every child has their chance to shine.
I enjoy reading educational research, novels and children's literature and when I am not at school I am busy enjoying life with my husband, children and dog!
I have been a member of staff at Gunness and Burringham since 2017 and I am the KS 1 Teacher although I have also taught in years 3/4 and Foundation Stage. I feel this range ensures that I have a solid understanding of education and I enjoy being part of the growth, development and education of children in the school.
I have two children and like to spend my spare time going on long walks with my dog and watching films as a family with my children and husband.
I have been a parent governor for a few years at the school and I am a parent of two children who have special educational needs who currently attend Gunness and Burringham. I have great interests in mathematics and science, language, geometry, art, music (percussion and guitar) and nature and I am always keen to see a varied curriculum in school for the children. My formal education at further and higher levels includes Mathematics, Physics, the Arts and Architecture. I currently work as an Engineering Geologist and Geo-Environmental Consultant where my career often places me in the field of data analysis and interpretive report writing.
I hope to see strong, healthy and maintained links between the community and the school. Modern lifestyle has a tendency to divert people away from communities into an ever more isolated existence on screens and mobile devices with seemingly endless media. The school remains the last well attended community hub where physical attendance is still expected, and this should be celebrated and utilised to the full for the benefit of all.
The Christian ethos of the school is important to me. The objective moral standards provided by Christianity underpin virtually all accepted behaviour in traditional western culture and are the foundation to many of our laws. I feel strongly that children should be armed with a good sense of morality and good knowledge, this in turn will equip and enable them to make best decisions.
Whilst children are in school, I would be keen to see them provided with a good mathematical, scientific and linguistic vocabulary and knowledge, with a view that they may establish robust information assimilation, logic and communication skills that they can use both in school and in the wider world.