Governor Type: Ex Officio Foundation
Term of Office:
Business/Pecuniary Interests: Parish priest
Other Governance Roles: None
Material Interests: Parish priest
Attendance Record (18/19): 0/4
I am the parish priest of the Barton upon Humber group of parishes and a foundation governor at St. Peter’s. Being a governor goes with the job here, but it’s not my first brush with governorship. I was Chair of Governors at a non-Church Primary School in my last parish, and I taught in a Secondary school before ordination.
I don’t pretend to be an educational specialist – but that’s not what I am there for. As a governor, I get chance to see the issues which are likely to impact on staff, students and parents and which may affect the wellbeing of the school community – for good or ill. A Church school (which is not the same as a “Faith School” whatever the papers say) has a particular duty for the flourishing of everyone within the community, and being on the Board of Governors gives me the opportunity to pick up on that sort of thing early on. Oh, and occasionally I have even been known to make a useful observation!