David has been a school Governor at Park End Primary School for the last 5 years and was appointed as Chair of Governors in October 2015. David also volunteers in school one half day each week to listen to children read.
David commenced employment in 1961 with the former Middlesbrough Education Department and held various positions with Middlesbrough and Teesside Councils and in 1978 moved to Cleveland County Council’s Social Services Department as the Assistant Director for Human Resources. In 1996 Cleveland County Council was disbanded and he was appointed Head of Human Resources for Social and Housing Services. In 2001 the HR function was outsourced and he was transferred to Hyder Business Services where he was appointed as an HR Consultant and later the responsibility for support services was transferred to Mouchel Business Services.
David retired in 2009 but has continued to work as an independent HR consultant. David has been a member of a local Rotary Club for over 30 years with special focus on local community projects and he is also heavily involved in an International Rotary Project with 3 visits to Ghana, West Africa, in the last 6 years, providing support to local hospitals, schools and especially to people with HIV/AIDS in the community
My name is Leslie Howes and I have been a governor for 18 months. I wanted to be a governor at Park End Primary because I had been a Head Teacher in Middlesbrough for 30 years and I wanted to continue to make a contribution to our vibrant and exciting community.
I am now retired and spend my spare time riding my horse, travelling to remote parts of the world (Alaska, New Zealand) and charity work for Age UK
My name is Kate Rennison and I am new to the governing body at Park End Primary, starting in December 2015. The children at Park End will best know me as Miss Rennison; I am a Year 3 teacher, Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator and Senior Leader at Park End Primary!
I wanted to become a staff governor for many reasons. Firstly, it allows me to share all the wonderful and fantastic learning at Park End with the governing body. Secondly, to continue the strong links between the governing body and staff. Finally, to continue improving standards for the school as part of a dynamic governing body.
An interesting fact about me is that I have been to Buckingham Palace for a Garden Party!
My name is Jenny James and I have been a governor for 1 year. I wanted to be a governor to share good practice, to enhance the partnership work between the Children’s Centre, School and families and to continue to support the children and families in Park End through their early learning experiences.
I am currently the Senior Practitioner (Children’s Centre Lead) at Park End Children’s Centre and have been for 4 years
My spare time is dedicated to my family, which I love - running round after two energetic children! But I also find the time to support Middlesbrough Football Club and have a season ticket!