Contact can be made with the Chair person, Mrs Sarah Bysouth, via the school office or by email. Please mark any correspondence clearly 'for the attention of the Chair of Governors' and address to Cottesmore Academy, Kendrew Barracks, Cottesmore LE15 7BA. Email communication should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
I joined the Governing Body in September 2014 and led the process for the school to join the Rutland Learning Trust. I have a long standing interest in education and want every child to achieve their full potential in a high quality and continuously improving environment.It is the governor's role to challenge the school to perform to the best of its ability whilst also supporting the school in planning for the future.During my working life, I enjoyed a successful nursing career, followed by working in the community as a Health Visitor. This was followed by a career in teaching then developing into training Early Years, Post 16 and Adult Training. My final role was as Head of Service for Learning and Skills for a local authority with responsibility for education including Early, Primary, Secondary, Post 16 and Adult Education.I have lived in Rutland for many years and have had a close association with the school and feel privileged to work alongside colleagues in developing the school further.
I joined Cottesmore Academy as a Community Governor in January 2016. Before moving to Rutland in 2011, I lived in London, working as a Senior HR Business Partner. I have a strong commercial background and an aptitude for coaching and mentoring. I am looking forward to using my skills and experience to help the Academy, its staff and children to develop and grow.
I moved to Rutland in May 2016 having spent the previous 38 years in Hampshire. I’ve had a career in secondary and then further education starting as a science teacher and finishing my career as an assistant principal. After retiring I became a governor of a Hampshire primary school and have been delighted to have the opportunity to undertake this role again at Cottesmore Academy at a very positive time for the school. I enjoy travel, walking and playing the ukelele (for fun!) and coming into school regularly to hear children read.
I moved to Rutland in 2016 after working for nearly 40 years in Hampshire in a variety of roles in education. These included Head of Mathematics in a large Sixth Form College and finally, before my retirement, Partnership Director for the Learning and Skills Council, a branch of the Civil Service with responsibility for the planning and funding of all post 16 further education.
I have previous experience as a governor in a secondary school, and also voluntary work in a primary school, with a particular emphasis on supporting mathematics education. I have continued to do this at Cottesmore Academy since moving into the area.