I became a governor in 2011 and am currently the Chair of the RE/Worship Committee. I have personal links with the school. Two of my grandchildren are pupils here, and my daughter-in-law is a member of the teaching staff. I am particularly pleased to be a governor, as during my working life I spent forty years as a teacher, the majority of those as the headteacher of a Church of England voluntary aided school.
Although I am now retired, I undertake inspections of church schools on behalf of the Diocese of Peterborough, and am still passionate about education and the part that church schools play in the education of the children of this country. To me education is not just about SAT results, league tables and Ofsted reports. Education is about children learning to grow up in our ever changing society, with an ethos being firmly based on the Christian values of love, thankfulness, forgiveness, hard work, perseverance, compassion, justice and hope.
By basing its teaching on these values, William Law is giving its pupils an excellent start in life. My job, as a governor, is to help the school move forward in fulfilling its role as a provider of excellent education to the children of Werrington and beyond.