Dover Park Primary School governors are:
Sue Hancock (clerk): firstname.lastname@example.org
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I am currently the staff governor and Inclusion Leader at Dover Park Primary School. My role involves working with our vulnerable groups of children, identifying their needs and finding ways to support them in school in order for them to make progress and narrow any gaps.
I am the mother of two young boys so I have little time for my own interests and I am usually ferrying them around for their various groups and clubs but when I do find time for myself I enjoy going to the gym, swimming and spending quality time with my family. I became a Governor to be more directly involved in the direction of our school. Being part of the Governing body provides me with insight into how our school is viewed by others and provides me with a holistic perspective of all aspects of our school and what we need to accomplish to make further improvements. I also enjoy meeting and getting to know the other Governors and members of our wider school community.
I became a Parent Governor because of all the support a guidance the school has given my son and our family. The school turned his eduction around from a possibility to him being removed from main stream schooling to succeeding and doing well. My son now enjoys going to school and he looks forward to facing every challenge before him with the strategies he has learnt. He is being taught by the incredible team working with him he has learnt to cope and overcome the difficulties he has to face each day.
I wished to give back to the school for everything they have done for us by using the skills and qualifications I have collected over the years. I wish to help the school to achieve it's full potential so every student within the school reaches their full potential by having the same opportunities and support given to my son.
I am a co-opted governor at Dover Park and I work for the Isle of Wight Council in the Education Department. Dover Park is one of the schools I work with, and I am interested in improving the standards of Education on offer to our students and their families. This also gives me an opportunity to learn more about the school and have an input in the direction the school is taking.
I have lived on the island for almost three years and I still enjoy exploring and discovering all the beautiful areas of the island with my wife. I can often be found cycling around the island at weekends or in local café’s having a rest!
I became a co-opted Governor at Dover Park school very recently. I work as a charity leader of community services, including transforming the closed Holy Trinity Church next door to Dover Park Primary School into a community centre and a place for leisure activities, clubs and groups. I am also a retained fire fighter at Ryde Fire Station. I enjoy all kinds of outdoor adventure activities in my spare time from rock climbing to windsurfing.
I became a governor to help forge stronger links for Dover Park and the local community.
I am a recently appointed co-opted governor. I am also a member of staff at the school and a parent of a child at the school. I am passionate about helping the school achieve its aims and believe that offering as much support as I can to children and families is an integral part of achieving this goal. I have previously worked with children and adults in other roles in my working life, specifically around confidence building and motivation. I enjoy swimming, running and help manage woodlands at weekends.
I am a Local Authority governor. I am a local businessman, I was Ryde Mayor for two years, Chairman for 7 years and served on Ryde Town Council for 18 years. I am currently a County Councillor and have a keen interest in local government. Dover Park Primary school are in my ward. I have lots of commitments in the local community and I want to do the best for the school and the children and support them in any way I can. I enjoy being part of the school and seeing it move forward.
I have 15 years experience in Education working as a primary school teacher and SENCo in several Island Schools. More recently I have set up my own company which supports parents and schools to develop inclusive practice to allow all pupils to reach their full potential. I became a governor at Dover Park as a believe my experience, knowledge and skills can support the school and add value to the current governing body. I also wanted to remain attached to a school to keep up to date with education policy and practice.
I am a newly co-opted governor. I have worked with children all my life both as employment and in a voluntary capacity. My involvement in schools has previously been as an SEND teaching assistant. I am currently my husband’s carer, I feel being a governor gives me an opportunity to still be involved in education while unable to work. I like being involved in my local community. In my spare time I am studying for a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies. I volunteer at Aspire Ryde and with British Red Cross as a first aid trainer and a Fire and Emergency Support volunteer.
Until recently I have worked as a school nurse in the North East Wight area. I know how important a positive school and education experience is for the well being and life chances of children. I also have grandchildren in Island schools.
I am very pleased to be a governor at Dover Park Primary School and to help the school on their journey to good at this time where schools across the Island are facing a range of challenges.
I am a parent governor and also a teacher in another Island school, which gives me an insight into the issues currently facing schools. I have always had an interest in education, particularly the Early Years Foundation Stage. I am eager to support my children's school and help them to move forward through challenge and support.