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Queen's Drive
Infant School

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We are very lucky to have an excellent team of governors at Queen's Drive Infant School.

Chair-Andrew Thorpe 

'I am delighted to be a Chair Governor for Queen’s Drive. I am enthusiastic about the challenge ahead and look forward to contributing to the development and success of the school and making a positive impact on the education of children in the local community.I have worked for Cafcass (Child and Family Court Advisory Support Service) as a Data Analyst for 10 years. Data is now a key aspect in all sectors, especially in education, and I believe that my knowledge and experience in this area will be of value to the Governing Body.I grew up on the South Coast near Portsmouth, and moved to Peterborough from London in 2011. I live locally to the school, and have two young daughters, one who attends the school.'

Mr Ruhul Amin

'I am a Parent Governor. I am married with two children at the school.I have a BSc degree in Computer Science and an MSc degree in Applied Statistics. I currently work full time for a pharmaceutical company based in Cambridge.I have lived and worked in Asia and Africa before moving to the UK giving me a spectrum of multi-cultural experiences. I hope this will be particularly useful for a school such as Queen’s Drive Infant School where students come from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I am a native Bengali speaker and fluent in English.I would like to make a positive contribution to the education standards at the school and am particularly passionate about numeracy.'

Mrs Edyta Palys

'I am a Staff Governor for Queen’s Drive Infant School and I have worked as a Bi-lingual Teaching Assistant in the school since 2014. I am also a Link Governor for Equalities. My daughter started her journey in education at Queen's Drive in 2015. I am originally from Poland, where I worked as a Teacher of English as a Foreign Language . As a passionate and dedicated English Philology and Applied Linguistics graduate, experienced in teaching English to primary and secondary school children, I hope to contribute to the school’s further development and to support the school in the realization of it’s mission statement – ‘to provide the opportunities for individual fulfilment.’ 

 Mr Amir Choudhary 

'I am a Community Governor. I wanted to become a Governor because I wanted to not only take an interest but an active role in the learning and development of Queen's Drive Infant School. I hope I can help strengthen the school’s links with the outside world and enrich the school experience.I have always been passionate about the educational standards of our children.  I feel that a good education is something that no one can take away from you and will live with you forever.  It offers children the right skills/experiences to meet life’s challenges. Professionally I am grateful to be part of a law firm that is dedicated to providing a high quality legal service.'

Mrs Hannah Jackson

'I became a Parent Governor in September 2015. I have two children,my youngest is at Queen's Drive. I have been involved in Governor Meetings at other schools since 2010 as a Clerk so I am aware of the important work governors do. I have always lived and worked locally. I’m an administrator at a local property developers and hope to bring finance and organisational skills to the governing body. I am the Link Governor for Safeguarding and SEN – my daughter has additional needs therefore I have a personal interest in this area. Due to all these factors I am happy to be a governor at my childs school and will do my best at this role for the length of my appointment.'

Mrs Helen Wade

'This is my second experience as Governor at Queen’s Drive Infants School. I previously served for 10 years and after a three year break, I am delighted to return. I have lived locally for 24 years and both of my daughters came to Queen’s Drive which gave them an excellent start in their life of learning. I am a teacher of Modern Languages and a pastoral head of year in a local secondary school.'