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Claire Barrett

I was delighted to join the Governing body in December 2019 as a Parent Governor.

I’ve lived in Pinner for over 20 years and have 2 daughters attending West Lodge.  My youngest is in Year 2 and my eldest in Year 6.  I’ve learnt the ‘parent ropes’ during her time at West Lodge, whilst gaining an insight into how the school operates.

As a family we have had an excellent experience at the school, value being part of the West Lodge community and enjoy supporting the FOWLS effort. 

I’m always amazed at how much the school is required to deliver, how hard the team work and how successful they and the children are.  The Parent Governor role is a wonderful opportunity to directly contribute to the ongoing success of the school and give something back. 

I’m a pragmatic person and an advocate of common sense.  My experiences as a Mum have honed my organisational, multi-tasking and negotiation skills!  My career has been in Category Management and my work with brands such as Hovis has afforded me relevant experience in management, coaching, recruitment, procurement, budget control, marketing and strategy.

I am committed to supporting the school by being the constructively critical and helpful friend West Lodge seeks.