I have been a parent governor since November 2017.
I sit on two committees, Communication and Families Committee and the Resources Committee. I am a serving police officer with Greater Manchester Police and currently work as a specialist Detective in the Child Sexual Exploitation Team. I have been a police officer for 16 years and throughout much of this time I have worked in the public protection arena safeguarding children and young people.
I have a vested interest in Egerton School being a local resident and also due to my daughter attending the school. I am keen to learn new skills as a governor and use those I already have to contribute to the overall effectiveness of Egerton School.
Dorothy Jones, appointed by Local Authority March 2014, now a Co-opted Governor following the reconstitution of the Governing Body.
Currently Acting Vice Chair, Chair of Curriculum & Effectiveness Committee, Member of Resources Committee, Member of Head Teacher Appraisal Committee, Member of Pay Committee, and Member of Recruitment Panel.
When I applied to become a School Governor I particularly asked for a position at Egerton CP School because I wanted to give something back to the school that both my sons attended in the 1980s and early 1990s. I feel that the skills and experience that I have gained in over 40 years working for The Court Service in various roles , including Personnel, Finance Management, Staff Management and Recruitment, enable me to make a positive contribution to the education of another generation of children, and following my retirement I now have the time to devote to this role.
Mary Jo Grandsen
I have been a Staff Governor at Egerton Community Primary School since February 2013. Presently, I sit on two committees: Curriculum and Effectiveness and Communication and Families. I have worked at Egerton School since 1999 and became a staff governor because I wanted to support our school, develop new skills and have the opportunity to contribute to our local community. As staff governor, I serve as a useful link between our school staff and the governing body. As well as being an enthusiastic and committed supporter of Egerton CP School, I have a unique understanding of the school which enables me to contribute positively to the development of our school.
I have been a governor for 9 years now firstly in a school in Lower Darwen and here at Egerton since 2009. I have been the Chair of the Governing Body since 2012.
Professionally I am a Specialist Physiotherapist in Critical care and have 25 years experience in the NHS as a clinician and first line manager. My role involves implementing best practice, educating and supporting junior staff alongside delivering expert clinical care.
My motivation as a governor is to ensure that Egerton School provides the best possible education for every child in a safe and supportive environment. We aim to recruit the most enthusiastic and talented staff to manage and deliver our challenging and inspiring curriculum.
I have been a Governor since September 2013 and am Chair of the Resources Committee. I have four children all of whom have attended Egerton School, so have enjoyed a long association with the school, firstly as a parent but also as a founder Director of Egerton Out Of School Club in 1998.
I have over 25 years experience of working in the NHS in strategic roles with special interests in talent and change management. Gaining support and commitment from others is one of the most important factors in improving the quality of any type of service; I believe that much can be achieved through building good relationships, and encouraging others to do the same.
It is a privilege to use my skills to support Egerton School, staff and children on the Governing Body.