Meet the Governors
My background as a School Business Manager gives me a deeper understanding of the wider issues in education and this has helped me to support the school in a variety of different areas. With changes around meeting the needs of all pupils it is particularly important to stay abreast of current legislation and guidance. This is an area that I feel I can contribute to because of the role I have and the training I undertook to become a School Business Manager over 3 years.
I particularly enjoy coming into school to speak to the children and learn about their lessons. They are always keen to let you know what they have done and show you their work in their books.
Orrets Meadow is a fantastic school and the children are happy and settled. This is testament to the wonderful team there and how they work diligently to improve self-esteem and confidence so that all children can progress and achieve their very best. I have adopted class 3.
I look forward to another exciting year and feel confident the school will move from strength to strength.
LA Governor – Christine McGowan
I am 37 years old young (!) and I have accomplished many things since leaving school. I left school and began my employment within Private Sector working full time where I trained in my spare time to become an CIMA qualified (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants). Part way through my qualification I decided to move house, get married to my lovely husband Pete and gave birth to my children Rebecca now in Year 8 and Charles who is in Year 6 – stressful at the time yes but I try and think of it as character building!
I love to socialise and enjoy nothing better than meeting up with friends and enjoying long walks at the weekend with the family. Our very cute little dog Lexi has quickly become our 3rd baby and has ‘embarrassingly’ shown us parts of the Wirral that we didn’t know existed, despite living here all our lives! I also enjoy running and have taken part in many organised runs raising money for charities over the years – the one I’m probably most proud of is completing the London Marathon and raising over £3000 for the RNIB, a charity very close to my heart. However, it is true that the majority of running that I do now is in the car ferrying the children as I think they have a better social life than me at times!
I have a great sense of my enthusiasm and commitment and I want Orrets Meadow to continue to thrive as it is an amazing school and I am keen to help make a positive contribution. I have strong financial skills and have the ability to challenge & question so I want to embrace the role and make a difference for each and every pupil.
Sue Mason is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and the creator of the Thumbs Up Education Programme based here in Wirral. Sue presents the programme to many primary schools throughout Wirral focussing on such aspects of child development as confidence building, increasing self-esteem, positive thinking and many more techniques based around Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. For more information about the programme, please see:- thumbsupprogramme.co.uk. Sue is delighted to have been invited to be a governor at Orrets Meadow. Sue has adopted class 6.