Chair of Governors
As a parent and secondary school teacher, I have a deep-rooted belief in the importance of high quality education for all. I have been a governor at Shirley Warren since 2008 and in that time I have seen first-hand how the school and nursery provide a strong foundation of education and skills for the children as they move through the school and beyond. The school’s dedication to well-being and their vision to improve the lives of the whole community resonates strongly with me. My role as a governor has given me the opportunity to support and challenge the leaders and staff to continue to provide the best for the families of Shirley Warren. I have had the privilege to work alongside past and present governors who dedicate their spare time to help maintain the high standards that are expected at Shirley Warren.
Vice-Chair of Governors
My name is Catrin and I am the Vice Chair and am a Parent Governor. I am grateful to have this opportunity to be able to be involved in the educational journey of all the children who attend the school. As well as being a mum, I am a research nurse, where I use attention to detail to ensure that patients are cared for using best practice while high quality work is produced. I hope to be able to use some of these skills in this Governor role, as the school seeks to continuously improve and provide a nurturing learning environment.
Clerk to the Governors
I have been Clerk to the Governors at Shirley Warren since 2000. I have 4 children, 3 of whom all went to the school and one who still attends. I think clerking enables me to support my children's education in a very practical way, as well as supporting the local community that I live in.'
Alison Mann - Head Teacher
I am a class teacher in Year Three and Science Leader at Shirley Warren Primary School and Nursery. When asked why I wanted to become a staff governor for our school, the primary reason that came to mind was that I believe in our school and want to contribute to make a difference. I would like to support our school in achieving our aims and objectives beyond the support of being a teacher. I aim to gain more experience, leadership skills and knowledge in how our school runs and am passionate about having a positive impact for our pupils, staff and school. I aim to be a representative member of staff who brings commitment, motivation and balance to the Governing Body. I have the chance to bring my knowledge as a Class Teacher, as well as previous experience as a Learning Support Assistant to the process of governance, to support the Governing Body in shaping our strategic policy and vision.
With my recent knowledge in local government as a city councillor and a back ground of 18 years in early years, I really wanted to put my knowledge to good use in the role of a governor. My son also attends the school so it's great to be involved in the improvement and progression of the school in which he attends. I also really enjoy working in the community to make a difference