|How are you connected with the Academy?
||I became involved at Lipson after I visited as a prospective parent in Summer 2018. I was incredibly impressed by both the extremely high standard of work that the students were producing and also the obvious dedication and passion of staff during my visit.
|How does you current or previous occupation support your work as a governor.
||I am a Lawyer at Plymouth City Council with some general knowledge of education law and regulatory and constitutional issues.
|Please provide some information on what drives you to be a governor at Lipson.
||I was appointed as a Co-opted Governor in January 2019. I have lived mainly in Plymouth for around 20 years and was very keen to become involved with the school following a visit with my daughter. I was so enthused by the school that I wanted to see if there was a way that I could help to make it the very best school that it can possibly be and do what I can to help it prosper. I believe I have a broad set of skills that are transferable to add value to Lipson. Away from work I like to spend time outdoors with my family.
|Are you a member of any professional body which may support your role as a governor?
||The Law Society of England and Wales.