Why did you decide to become a governor at Greenfield?
My son was attending nursery at Greenfield when there was a vacancy for a parent governor. I took this opportunity to apply and be part of the friendly and family-orientated environment.
What skills, experiences knowledge do you bring to the governing body?
I have successfully accomplished Post Graduate Diploma in ‘Legal Practice Course’ (LPC); at College of Law, prior to this course I attended University of Hertfordshire and completed a Combined Honours Degree in Law and Business. I have been able to convert my skills and knowledge into the governor role and I can adapt to new skills and duties. I am bilingual and can speak and write in English and Turkish. Speaking in Turkish has enabled me to support Turkish speaking families who are unable to speak in English well. I have undertaken to find out their views and concerns about Greenfield and become their voice. As a highly motivated, caring, honest and enthusiastic individual, I integrate well in any establishment and bring with me a positive attitude, new ideas and the enthusiasm and humour to benefit the school, staff and the wider community.
What was the most important thing you took from our vision conference September?
The most important thing was to see the new structure of the school in place and to see everyone working as a whole team. We are at the beginning of the next stage, but with the support of each other and the opportunity for high quality training everyone – staff and governors – has a commitment to make Greenfield an even a better place. Analysing the school’s data of children’s achievement, financial aspects and monitoring teaching are all important roles that we undertake as governors and personally I am honoured to be involved and contribute towards the school’s aims.