As a past pupil of ‘Our Lady Queen of Martyrs’ primary school and as a girl who grew up in the Deerness Valley – Esh Winning, I was very pleased to be asked to be a foundation governor of the Our Lady Queen of Martyrs and St Joseph’s Federation. My father (Martin Vizard) was actually a ‘school manager’ of ‘Newhouse’ many decades ago and my father- in – law (William /Bill Quinn) was Headteacher there.
I hope that my experience in secondary education, teaching English in the state sector and latterly at St. Leonard’s, and also time as a staff governor will stand me in good stead for this role and responsibility and help me to do the best for these two great primary schools.
Now retired I spend a lot of time walking my two golden retrievers, reading, socialising, theatre going, and drawing / painting which I have taken up again recently. I particularly enjoy my Monday afternoon reading sessions with Years 1 and 2 at St Joseph’s. Perhaps I should have been a primary teacher!
Committees: Admissions, Curriculum & Standards, First / Pay Review, Pupil Discipline, Staffing