Cunningham Hill Infant School Governors
As a mother of three, aged 9,5 and 1, I welcome the opportunity to take an active role in the school’s progress. With 14 years’ Marketing & Communications experience within Financial Services I aim to bring my business knowledge and skills, and a parent’s view, to ensure pupils receive the very best in teaching. It will be a privilege to serve as Parent Governor to create an engaging learning environment and contribute to the continued success of our school.
As a father of two young children, and a proud resident of St Albans, I’m pleased to help the local community as best as I can. I hold a Senior Leadership Role with a large company and love to use my range of skills to help support the school. Passionate about giving children the best chance of success. Over the last 4 years I’ve helped raise money to build a school in Cambodia, through a number of epic charity bike rides across Asia. I’ve also recently become an FA qualified football coach and manage a local boys football team.
Parent Governor, Mr Alex Sage, Co-Chair
I have 2 daughters; Madeleine and Eleanor. I have a background in finance with related experience in strategy, governance and staff development. I’m treasurer for a local church bell ringing group and teach people to ring. I have a passion for running and history; and recognise the huge importance of a positive early educational experience. As such, I welcome the opportunity to be more closely involved with the school.
With a background predominately in Law, I have worked in both the public and private sector as a high level EA. I have worked on strategy, scrutiny and audit committees. During my time working within further education , I coordinated the Children’s University project – A nationally recognised organisation that provides exciting and innovative learning experiences outside the classroom to primary school children. My involvement with local community groups has seen successful grant applications acquired to help provide improve family facilities at a local football club and highlighted the need for upgrades at key playground areas. I am a Girl Guide leader, I work with the younger Rainbows age group and also the Guides. I believe very strongly in the importance of education from a very early age and with my daughter at the school, am looking forward to the opportunity of working closely with the school and the governors.
I am a Maths teacher, and I have been teaching now for 10 years. I have recently moved back to St Albans, having returned to the UK from teaching in Hong Kong. I work in secondary education, so I am looking forward to bringing all that I can into this role and working closely with the school and the team of governors.
Co-opted Governor, Miss Charlotte Cotter
I am a Secondary School Music Teacher who loves inspiring young minds to love performing arts. I have worked hard to give children amazing experiences in performing arts such as English National Opera coming in to the school to perform and teach, taking students to perform at local festivals and regular trips to the West End. I’m looking forward to working as a Governor to allow loads of opportunities to come to the school and it’s students.
Currently head of compliance for a large independent school in Hertfordshire, I have over 18 years’ experience in the education sector. I am passionate about working with teams across a variety of functional areas to meet statutory and regulatory requirements including Regulatory Inspections, Fire, Data Protection, Safer Recruitment, and Leadership and Management such as risk management and critical incident. Preferring to challenge assumptions, I look for the best solutions to support the head teacher and staff to allow the school to thrive. I live in St Albans and have a 4 year old daughter.