I am a co-opted governor and a parent of two children of primary school age at the schools. I am also a social worker and have worked in various clinical and managerial roles for a local mental health Trust over the past 10 years. My current role includes managing staff as well as overseeing all of the operational functions of our teams and ensuring we abide by legal and best practice guidance. My particular passion is around service improvement and ensuring equality of access to people from all groups across the boroughs that my Trust serves. I feel that this matches up well with the school governor role and hope that I can contribute to creating the best possible environment for young people from all backgrounds to learn and develop.