Federation of Daubeney and Sebright Schools - Governing Body Membership

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Meet the Governors

Rowan Tidey

My name is Rowan Tidey. I am a single mother of two children, one in Year 5 at Daubeney and one in Year 8 at The City Academy. I have been working at Sebright as an LSA for the last three years, and before that I volunteered at both Sebright and Daubeney. Being both a parent and a staff member I feel this gives me a unique perspective which I hope will impact positively on my role as a Governor. Prior to having children I was a Senior Account Manager at a marketing communications agency, working on campaigns and projects for technology companies in the UK and Europe. I decided not to return to this role but to work instead in an area I am far more passionate about. Although I am committed to ensuring we provide the best start for all our pupils, I am particularly interested in the support and progress of pupils with special educational needs, and how our schools can do even more in this area.

Laurence Kavanagh

I am Chair of Governors for the Federation of Daubeney and Sebright Primary Schools. I originally joined the governing body at Daubeney in 2013 and worked with others as we went through the process to federate with Sebright School. After federation I became chair of our Finance and Resources Committee and was elected chair in March 2015. I am really happy to speak with parents, staff and pupils about what we do as governors, particularly if you are keen to get involved. If you want to get in touch, please email the school and the team will pass your message on.

Laura Stacey

My name is Laura Stacey and I am a co-opted governor. I trained in South Africa to become a teacher, starting at Natal Teachers College and completing my training at The University of South Africa. I specialized in Early Years education and after teaching a number of years was promoted to become a head teacher. In 2001 I decided to come to England to do some research into teaching methods here, but enjoyed my time so much that I resigned from my post in South Africa and took up a teaching post at Sebright Primary School, where I remained until I retired in December 2009. Some time after my retirement I became a school governor and am now the vice chair of governors for the federation. I enjoy being a governor be-cause I want children to get the best out of their time in education and to enjoy the experience.