I was appointed to the role of parent governor in November 2019 whilst my daughter was at GJS. I have lived in Greasby most of my life just moving away when I went to study my undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton. I love the outdoors and enjoy spending time with my family, walking and going camping (as long as it's not too wet!!), and I like to catch up with friends over coffee and cake! I also have a cat called Olive who likes catching mice and basking in the sun.
I currently work in public health research at Liverpool John Moores University where I have been for the last 17 years. In my role, I work with vulnerable and hard to reach groups and my work has included focussing upon the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on children, young people and adults and the role of a trauma informed approach in helping to support individuals. Through my work I have also developed an interest in child mental health and well-being specifically the different areas that can impact upon the emotional health and well-being of children and the roles that schools can play in supporting the emotional health and well-being of pupils.
My role as parent governor and link governor for wellbeing? (sorry never sure what the official title is :-/) enables me to become more actively involved in the school community and contribute to the governance of the school and make school the best experience it can be for your children, equipping them for the future. I feel very privileged to be in such a position.