I feel honoured to be invited to join the Governing body of West Lodge School. I've lived in Pinner for the past nine years and I have two sons; one is due to start reception this year and my eldest is in year two. I’m passionate about West Lodge’s commitment to being an inclusive school and I want to help all its children receive the support they need to thrive.
After practising as a lawyer, I’ve spent the last 10 years adjudicating financial disputes; providing free access to justice to the public. I’m now an ombudsman, so I issue legally binding decisions taking into account relevant law, industry guidance and other evidence. I discharge my responsibility conscientiously and my decisions are published and open to public scrutiny. I have a special interest in Equality Act related complaints and I use my role to educate the industry on improving services so it’s accessible for all.
As a parent governor, I’m delighted to be able to use my knowledge and experience to be a critical friend to the school; I believe in the ethos and values of the school and feel privileged to serve in the capacity of a parent governor.