I was delighted to be asked to join the Eastling Governors and attended my first Governing Body meeting in November. I will also be working on the Standards, Learning and Teaching Monitoring team. I am reading and learning about the responsibilities of a school governor which will enable me to play a full role within the Governing Team
Let me give you a very short history of my life story. I was born in Ickenham Middlesex and lived there for the first few years of my life before my parents moved to Whitstable where I remained for many years attending Canterbury College, marrying and raising our two children. We moved to Faversham in 2004.
I am now retired. However, most of my working life was spent commuting and working in London, travelling in the UK and Europe. My working background is in management development & consulting and I was employed by a company called Demos for many years. Briefly my work entailed designing training and development events for clients in addition to personal performance coaching and working with companies to help promote staff development and change. I was also a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist.
So, how do I spend my time now? I am an enthusiastic gardener, have an allotment and am Secretary of Millfields Allotments. I am an active member of the Faversham and District Photographic Club and belong to the Faversham Society Archaeological Research Group. My wife and I enjoy walking and keeping bees. We have 5 hives sited on a local farm. As you can probably tell I spend as much time as possible outdoors and now I have joined the school governors will not have a lot of free time. I do like to keep myself busy!!
My connection to Eastling School started with my two grandchildren. The eldest left last year and the youngest still attends, I have seen them thrive and grow in the supportive learning environment created by the staff at Easting School. My wife and I also volunteered to assist Mrs Rayner plan and build the Peace Garden in November 2018. Mrs Dale with her team offer an extensive programme of school clubs, exciting events and visits for the children all underpinned by a robust teaching programme and a variety of supportive measures. The Friends of Eastling School run a range of events in support of the school and I look forward to attending these. Who could not want to get involved in offering support to this great school?
Eastling School Governor