Sackville School Governing Body
Our Governing Body consists of 13 members and operates with 2 committees
David Hoare, Chair of Governors, writes:-
I have been serving as a governor since October 2009. My motive for volunteering for this role was, and still is, to support my local school in delivering a valuable experience and education for the young people in our community.
I started my working life in farming and have had many different roles including other land-based industries and landscaping. I also stayed at home with my children before they started school. I currently work with adults with learning difficulties.
I value education highly and believe that it provides young people and us all with choices in life. I have continued with my own education and do so to this day learning new skills in a formal educational setting.
I believe school is about more than education and education is about more than passing exams. A school that is valued by the community it serves will be a cohesive force in society in an increasingly fractured world. I believe a good school, like Sackville, will provide an excellent education and school experience for all students, irrespective of their destiny. It may be the only time in our lives that we meet and work with such a wide range of our fellow citizens.
Alison Brown, Vice-Chair of Governors, writes:-
I have been a governor since November 2011 but have had an association with Sackville over some years, having been a both student and a parent. After leaving Sackville I went on to work in the airline industry in various roles from customer services to IT. I have always been interested in education and have had relatively recent learning experience, completing an Open University degree in 2008.
Being a governor has given me a different insight from the perspective of those who manage the school. I feel privileged to support the teachers and leaders at Sackville who unfailingly strive to provide the best possible experience and outcome for all students in the face of a constantly changing educational environment and rapidly shrinking budget.