Chair of the Committee
I've been a teacher, including in the area of working with young people with emotional behavioural needs. I am a trained counsellor and set up and ran an accredited training program for working with young people. I am still researching and working in this territory and am passionate about the needs of young people.
I became governor because I wanted to give something back about work in this territory today. I enjoy walking, (who doesn't now)! painting, gardening and am obsessed with travel. I now work part-time for the University of Cambridge and part-time for myself.
Vice Chair of Management Committee
I have been a member of the management committee for 9 years and chair for the last 18 months. I am also a child psychiatrist and was previously lead consultant at the Darwin Centre, one of the wards served by Pilgrim Pathways School. I currently work three days a week as the Clinical Director of children's services in CPFT.
Outside work I have taken up walking and enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and children. I hope to walk 1000 miles this year!
I have been a member of the management committee since June 2018.
I currently work in academic research publishing, and I previously worked for a children's charity in research and service evaluation.
The school plays an important and unique role in educating and nurturing young people in our community, and I'm committed to helping it to do this.
I live locally. I enjoy art, love going to galleries and am a keen gardener.
I joined the Pilgrim Pathways School in 2014. I am the Teacher in Charge of the Croft Child and Family Unit, Assistant Headteacher, SENCo and Deputy Safeguarding Lead of the School.
I have always particularly enjoyed the challenge of working with children and young people with Special Educational Needs. I started my career in education as a Teaching Assistant, before becoming a Teacher, Assistant SENCo and SENCo in Mainstream provisions prior to my current role.
I have a degree in History of Art and love Museums, as well as life drawing and photography. I have taken part in the Cambridge Open studios and aim to do so again when I have more time!
I have been a governor at the school since December 2019. After a working life travelling around the world, I thought it would be good to support a school locally, after being a parent governor at Sawston Village College twenty or so years ago.
The systems and procedures are certainly very different now! There is a lot to learn and work on, supporting the Headteacher and the team.
When taking a break from committee work, I can be found trying to hit the ball properly on the golf course.
Local Authority Governor
I have been a member of the management committee for a year and live locally.
With a background in social anthropology, I have lived and worked in Nigeria and Germany, where I have been involved in a wide range of charity and social enterprise projects. I now work in the tech space here in Cambridge but continue to lecture and offer supervisions at the Faculty of Divinity at Cambridge University. I am passionate about developing people and helping them grow personally and professionally, in skills, confidence, and creativity.
Outside of work, my husband and I are keen scuba divers, and enjoy music, travel, and spending time in the countryside with our two small children.
I joined the Management Committee at the end of 2021 having previously been a Governor at the British School in Tokyo and Clerk to the Governor at a local school. My background is in management consulting, mainly in healthcare, where I've worked for a wide range of clients from private hospitals to charities such as the MS Trust. Latterly I have been working at a local school where I assist the Head with the implementation of the school strtegy, overseeing the various projects that will make it happen.
Outside work I like to keep fit and try to cycle to every Management Committee meeting. I also sing in a local choir, which before Covid was known for concerts in which we sang "in the dark".
Appointed 16th December 2021
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