I am a Parent Governor with one child who is currently in Year 2 at Cookham Rise School and another who was in Year 6 last year at the school. My professional background is in science and engineering and I have a particular interest in these subjects. As well as being a Governor I also enjoy taking part in PTA activities, am a volunteer helper in school and have run various school clubs over the years, so I get to see the school from many standpoints! I particularly appreciate the inclusive ethos of the school and its determination that every child should ‘Shine’. In my spare time I enjoy reading, playing the piano, tending my garden and trips out with my family.