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I am currently retraining as School Business Manager which gives me an in-depth knowledge of school operations on a day to day basis and how board decisions effect stakeholders.
I have also served 9 years as a governor (currently chair) at Normanby Primary School/Ironstone Academy Trust, which has given me an all-round in depth knowledge of the education sector with a specific focus on primary. Business Manager with the Royal Bank of Scotland group for 12 years out of 28 years total service.
My role involved: financial analysis, long term planning. compliance, networking and working collaboratively. All of these skills are transferable to the position of member.
Financial accountability – as mentioned I have 9 years as a serving school governor which involves scrutiny of existing budgets, long term planning and acquiring best value. All of which I was also tasked with on a daily basis in my employment.
Sue currently works as an accommodation provider for vulnerable members of the community including homeless people and therefore has a significant understanding of the governments policies regarding the social agenda Sue has extensive expertise in industry as a Health and Safety manager; her skills include, risk management, project management. She has an ability to analyse general school performance and organisational structures.
Sue has been the manager of a team and therefore has had accountability in Performance Management, Change Management and leadership. This will enable Sue to contribute to the organisational, financial, structural and performance aspect of the MAT.
She was elected a Vice Chair of Zetland Governing Body in 2011 and has been Chair of Governors for two years; she helped lead the school through successful OfSTED inspection and to National recognition for Pupil Premium work.
Chair of Governors at Zetland Primary School
Member of Trust; Health and Safety, complaints, legal.
Sue will contribute to the organisational, financial, structural and performance management sysyems within the MAT.
Vice Chair of Governors, Normanby Primary
She has been the nominated Safeguarding Governor for two years.
Sarah has extensive expertise in complaints resolution as manager within the Department for Work and Pensions; her skills include, risk management, project management. She has an ability to analyse general school performance and organisational structures. She was elected a Vice Chair of Normanby Governing Body in 2014.
Member of Trust; Safeguarding, complaints
Currently an International Citizen Service selector in York
Governor Ormesby Primary 30 years experience in Primary and Special schools 8 years as a Head Teacher prior to retirement
27 months as a VSO Education Management Advisor in Nepal
14 years as a member of Guisborough & Great Ayton Rotary Club, roles have included Club President and Assistant District Governor Member of Trust; Education, Performance Management and analysis of performance data
Governor Nunthorpe Primary Retired LA admin (working as PA to the Director of Education in Middlesbrough)Member of Trust; systems and compliants
Sue Cochrane and Lesley Payne will be replaced as members.