The Governing Body of Bramble Infant School and Nursery are volunteers drawn from a variety of backgrounds. They are responsible for the strategic direction of the school and nursery as well as ensuring that statutory duties are met.
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I have been a governor at Bramble since my son was four years old and he is now 23. I hail from North London and have lived in a number of different places but settled here in Portsmouth 25 years ago. I was made redundant 18 months ago but, as I am near retirement age, decided to try doing something I love so have ventured into writing, mostly children’s stories.
I have lived in Portsmouth all of my life. I have been working with children and young people since 1998 and I hold various other positions within the community. I’m an Ofsted ‘Outstanding childminder’ and the parent engagement officer for a disability charity. Both of my children attended Bramble nursery and Bramble Infant School.
Having worked in infant schools for the past 14 years, I have a passion for this stage of education and believe that getting the foundations for learning right early on in a child’s life means they will have the tools they need to continue to be successful. I have been a leader in schools across Hampshire and joined Bramble Infant School and Nursery as Headteacher in 2018.
As Headteacher I plan and deliver the long-term strategic vision for the school and nursery in conjunction with the governing body, as well as taking responsibility for all day to day operations. Every child has the right to be safe, learn and become successful and I am completely committed to achieving this.
I was appointed to the Governing Body in Summer 2017. I first moved to Southsea to study at Portsmouth University, and although I moved away for a number of years, I have been back in Southsea for more than 10 years. I love living in this vibrant seaside town. I have 2 children at Bramble Infant and Nursery Schools, and they really enjoy their time here. I hope that I can support and contribute to the activities of the Governing Body.
I work for Portsmouth City Council as a Children’s Social Worker, and have previously been a teacher in a primary school in Portsmouth. I have a passion for ensuring that children achieve the very best they can, and I see my role as Governor as one to challenge and support the school on its journey. My son attended Bramble Infant School and loved school - I hope to help the school so that every child has the same positive experience.
I started as a governor in 2005 when my oldest child was in Yr R. My other children also attended Bramble Infant school (or Goldsmith Infant as it used to be called then). They all loved the school! I am originally from Switzerland but have lived in Southsea since 1995 & enjoy living by the sea. I work for the Ethnic Minority Achievement Service which is part of the Education department at Portsmouth City Council. I am passionate about all children's education but I have a particular interest in the provision for children whose first language isn't English.
I became a governor at Bramble Infant School and Nursery in March 2020. I am from Portsmouth and grew up in Hilsea, before moving away to London for over a decade to attend university and for work. My employment background is working for non-profits, particularly in community development, community organising and campaigning roles. I moved back to Portsmouth a couple of years ago and settled in Southsea. I feel very strongly about giving back to the community that has made me who I am, particularly because education was so transformational in my own life.