Mrs Allison Hammond – Community Governor and Chair of Local Advisory Board
I wanted to become a parent governor so that I could contribute to the school in which my daughters attend. I taught English and Media Studies to key stages 4 and 5 for fifteen years and have always been passionate about the issues surrounding education, so to be part of the governing body at Stafford Leys is a real privilege. The knowledge and skills I gained in teaching and leading a department, has helped with understanding matters related to the curriculum, teaching and learning. Over the past few years I have learnt such a lot about school governance and although the role of chair demands a lot of time, it is exciting to help shape the direction of the school.
I am a member of the following committees; Curriculum, Finance, Health and Safety and most recently the Academy Improvement Board, a committee set up by the governors to oversee the Ofsted action plan. I enjoy an involvement in the interview process for new staff; a real highlight being the recruitment of our head teacher Mr Kitchen, in 2015! As well as this, I am also keen to participate in the numerous learning walks which take place throughout the academic year.
Our recent Ofsted result caused a real sense of disappointment, and has meant that changes have had to occur. However, I feel confident that these changes will move the school forward in the right direction so that we achieve the success we all aspire towards, whilst “inspiring character, compassion, confidence and fun”, as ultimately, the children are at the heart of everything we do.
If you need to contact me, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.