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Role: Parent Governor

Committee: Resources

Term of office: 06/01/2020 - present

I have lived in Stoke Newington for the last 20 years. I work in children protection as a children’s guardian covering East London. This means I represent the wishes and feelings of children to the family courts. I have also worked in child protection in Hackney and at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

I was the chair of an advisory board for three children centres in Hackney from 2012 to 2015. I have also been a parent governor for the New Wave Federation (Grazebrook, Woodberrydown & Shacklewell schools) 2016 – 2020.

I am passionate about schools promoting achievement while being as inclusive as possible.

In my spare time I walk our dog in Clissold Park. I also run the occasional marathon and ultra-marathon.