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Amar Patel


I joined the Governing body at West Lodge as a Parent Governor in November 2016.

 

I have 3 children (aged 6, 3 and 1). I have a BSc in Mathematics and work as the Head of IT for an Investment Manager, where I manage the IT team and have the responsibility for the IT Infrastructure of the company.

 

Over the past 15 years, I have developed strong IT strategy, project management and staff management skills while working under pressurised situations globally in numerous countries with varying business cultures. I have had to manage projects of varying scale and complexity with very aggressive deadlines and achieve results in ambiguous environments.            

 

With such a demanding work environment, a good work-life balance is very important to me.

 

As a parent, I believe this is the same when it comes to children, they need a good balance between academic education, sports, music and the most important, a lot of fun.

I am very passionate about education and feel that a challenging, fun and safe school environment for children is paramount. If encouraged, nurtured and educated in a friendly and unpressurised environment, children will gain the confidence, ability and knowledge they need to face the “big bad world”.

 

I am a friendly and approachable guy, I believe I can offer a lot of energy, time and enthusiasm. I feel I’ll be able to contribute and assist with the complexities and challenges faced by the strong leadership team, the talented staff and volunteers at West Lodge.

Term Start:  16/11/16

Term End:  15/11/20

Governor Type:  Parent

Appointing Body:  Parent Election

Committees Membership:  Resources Management Committee, Quality and Standards Committee(Chair)

Responsibilities: Scientific and Technological understanding, Computing and ICT and Wider School

Declaration of Interests:  None

Attendance: 5/8

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