I would like to be considered for the opportunity to become a School Governor.
I have worked for many years with Children Leaving Care in London and I moved my specialism into Housing and Welfare Benefits in 2008 in which I worked until 2014.
From 2014 I was managing Women’s Refuges, IDVA services and Mental Health provisions all of which had one important task, to support, safeguard those most vulnerable people in our society.
Currently I am working at the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner for Bedfordshire as a Commissioning Officer Victims and Criminal Justice Support. My role involves commissioning services that support our communities in different way, providing vital assistance and knowledge to others. Our focus this year has been on Early Intervention and Reduction in Re offending.
I have 2 children in Warden Hill School and 1 child that was attending the school (currently 18 years old). I have always praised the school of how it deals with all challenges present, my children come to the school happy to do so which means that they appreciate the atmosphere and feels welcome. I have heard about the vacancy for a school governor when I was attending Parents Evening and became intrigued at this opportunity, I feel that I have a lot to give with my knowledge around social care, domestic abuse, housing, support for vulnerable people and my strength in monitoring and evaluating provisions.
I would love to be given the opportunity to be more involved in the school governance.
I currently have a child in Year 4 and have a keen interest in Warden Hill Junior School.
I am a qualified accountant with extensive experience within the financial field including financial management. I currently work for the NHS.
I am a confident, articulate and approachable individual who is able to challenge and seek improvements in processes and aim to use these qualities in helping to raise the achievement of the children.
I would like to be given the opportunity to work with the school in order to help drive improvement needed to provide our children with the best chance of success in a happy environment.
Apart from being a mum to 3 wonderful children, one who is in year 4 in the school, I am also the owner and Director of Aviva Day Spa & Academy. We are an award winning beauty salon and training school in Stopsley Village Luton. We've been established for 11 years this year and currently have a team of 6 therapists and two trainers. We are quite proud to have won Beauty Salon of the Year at the English Hair and Beauty Awards last year out of 40,000 entrants. Locally we are the winners of Luton Business of the Year and Bedfordshire Business of the Year 2018. We were up against over 500 businesses in all different business sectors.
I teach over 25 different beauty and business related courses within my Academy varying from massage and facial courses right through to how to setup your own business and online social media marketing training, so I feel that these skills can be quite beneficial when being part of the parent governing body for the school.
I am an avid philanthropist and spend a lot of time fundraising and supporting many local charities. I have a lovely relationship with the mayor of Luton, and we regularly get together and organise ladies night and charity dinners supporting the Luton and Dunstable Hospital and other similar charities. As a business we use the salon as a platform to do as much good in our community and helping local hospices such as Keech Hospice and the Luton Food Bank. I also participate in voluntary work in the soup kitchen for Noah providing meals and serving the local homeless community. I help with regular collections for Luton Food Foodbank, plus the backpack challenge where over the colder months we get together and make-up backpacks full of essentials in winter for homeless people.
I am a very busy business woman but I also feel that it is important to give back in the world and be pro-active in our local community and schools. This is one of the main reasons why I have put myself forward to volunteer as a parent governor. I care a lot about my son's school and how it runs and support and maximize the schools facilities and help where I can. I am really keen to come on board and share any of my skills and my time most importantly to help when needed. I am local, and can always spare time for Warden Hill Junior School.