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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 of Governors - Simon Collister

'I am the Chair of Governors, having been a governor at Queen's Drive Infants School for almost two years and have been actively involved with the governing body and wider school initiatives.I believe that Queen's Drive is a great local school at the heart of a vibrant local community. As the father of a child at the school, I am passionate about ensuring Queen's Drive’s future success. I believe my professional experience within higher education and private sector equips me with the knowledge and expertise to effectively support the school management as well as ensuring that the governing body has strong leadership and the right support to make a real difference to the life of the school.'

 

Vice Chair-Andrew Thorpe 

'I am delighted to be a Community 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.'

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 Charlie German 

 'I am a parent governor working within the curriculum and standards team. My particular interest and expertise is in Physical Education as I am a PE teacher at Thomas Deacon Academy. My daughter was a Queen's Drive student before moving to the Juniors and my son is in Year 1 at Queen's Drive. I live and work locally and am an active member of the community in my spare time I play for a local Sunday league football team.'

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.As a new governor, I appreciate it will take time to learn all the necessary skills but I am ready for the challenge and aim to be a valuable member of the Governing body.'

Mrs Hannah Jackson

'I became a Parent Governor in September 2015. I have two children,my youngest is in Year 1. 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 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 children’s school and will do my best at this role for the length of my appointment.'

Miss Emma Brown

I am a proud parent governor but I also work within the school at lunchtimes creating activities and games for the children to enjoy. I took on this role in January 2015 and am loving every minute of it.My background is exercise and fitness and so I enjoy using my knowledge to help keep the children fit and active.I have four children myself and both of my youngest attend Queen's Drive and are thriving because of the care and attention the school gives.Please feel free to find me in the playground anytime for a chat.'