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Chair of Governors
I became a parent Governor in 2017, I have been working with Adults with learning, physical disabilities as well as supporting individuals who have complex needs for over 15 years.
My son attends Monkwood Primary and he has a diagnosis of Autism, the school has worked with us a family to ensure that he gets all the support that he needs to fulfil his potential. This is the same for all the children that attend Monkwood. Growing, learning and playing together is what the children and the staff do at Monkwood and it is a pleasure to see this whenever I visit the school.
I believe that it is important for the school to have parents on the board of governors as they can speak voice the opinions of parents from a parent perspective.
I qualified as a teacher in 2007 from Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln with a first class honours degree in Education. I have worked at Monkwood Primary School for 6 years and have seen many positive changes over the last few years. I became English co-ordinator in 2015. My strengths are behaviour management and English.
I am passionate about helping every child that attends Monkwood Primary School achieve and succeed in all areas of the curriculum especially writing. My aim is to inspire children to use their imagination and creativity, where they become engrossed in story and want to become writers.
I became a Parent Governor in 2017 and have a background of working in further education having gained a certificate in education in 2004 at Huddersfield University. My own son attends Monkwood Primary School. I have an interest in SEN and believe that when working together a broad and balanced curriculum can be provided for all pupils.
I think it’s important that the views of parents are listened to when it comes to decisions concerning their child and aim to represent those views.
Vice Chair of Governors
Hi, my name’s Jenna Gladwin and I am the Off Site Manager at the Rowan Centre in Rawmarsh. I’ve worked with children and young people for fifteen years. All children need a champion but children with special needs often require support, guidance and someone to go that extra mile to meet their needs. My role as governor will be to gain a real understanding of daily life at Monkwood and use my experience within education to question and add to the progress of the school.
I was educated at Monkwood and Oakwood Tech after leaving school I served an electrical apprenticeship at Metro-Vicker/AEI. After serving my apprenticeship I then went to work in the Heavy Steel Industry.
I have been a school governor and chair for many years at both the infant and junior schools and have worked alongside the four headteachers the junior school has had. It is my intention to carry on representing the governing body and the school
I wanted to become a parent governor as I have a passion of education and helping evolve the young minds of the future generations.
While I study my Maths degree I look to work with the pupils and staff and offer any assistance that I can, having spent 18 years in the Armed Forces I have had the opportunity to see and experience many things and help mould the minds of the recruits joining and needing guidance, so with my knowledge I will help the school in any way I can using any or all of my experiences. Upon completion of my degree my aim is to become a Maths teacher, so volunteering at the school also helps me gain the necessary experience.
Clerk to Governors