I'm in my first term as a Local Authority governor and was nominated by Bury Council.
Away from Greenmount Primary, I am a Chief Officer of a small community centre/registered charity in Bury and also work as Front of House at a performing arts venue. I have had strong involvement with youth provisions across Bury and representing our borough's young people locally, regionally and nationally. I work alongside the council, businesses and the rest of the third sector to promote equality and diversity, which is a big issue close to my heart as a member of Bury’s BAME community. I have zero tolerance for any attempt to treat people less favourably because of their protected characteristics or deprivation/class discrimination.
During my own school years, I struggled to come to terms with my Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, which at times left me feeling ostracised with no support within school. I have two children within school who have SEND and I feel it is my duty to ensure the school is flexible and supports every child’s personal needs no matter how significant they are.
Greenmount Primary School always goes above and beyond to support our pupils reach and outperform their targets, this is despite year on year budget cuts placed on the school, which only champions the school's committed staff on overcoming obstacles to serve the children.