I am proud to have been Chair of the Governing Body of the St Thomas à Becket Federation since its inception in 2015 and prior to that I was Chair and parent Governor at Framfield School. I am a National Lead of Governance (NLG) tasked to help other schools in East Sussex and am a Future Chairs Mentor. I am passionate about primary education and in ensuring that every person: child, teacher, support staff member or parent can access the best it can offer. My background is in strategic development, partnership brokering and innovation within the Higher Education Sector. I worked at King’s College London for 18 years during which time I led on the restructure of the medical schools, the establishment of a Student Entrepreneurship Institute and the renovation of the East Wing of Somerset House. My experience, particularly in establishing partnerships and representing the views of all parties through consultation does, I hope, benefit the St Thomas à Becket Federation. I am a Mum of three children, one is at Uckfield College and the other two are within Key Stage Two at Framfield. Recently I ceased full time work and have returned to education myself, studying at West Dean College on a undergraduate diploma in Arts and Contemporary Crafts.