School Governors - Who are we?
|Governor and Role
|Term of Office
|Declarations of Interest
|Patrick Smith - Chair of Governors
|Vicki McCracken - SEN Governor
Who Are We?
Patrick Smith - Chair of Governors
I am a retired, Chartered Management Accountant who has lived in Studley since 1996, but I had no contact with the school prior to 2019, as my children were of secondary school age when we moved to the village.
I was asked to become a governor in 2019 by another member of the board, who knew my background in financial management and that my experience included 8 years as the Head of Finance at City College, Birmingham, a large further education college. That experience included large amounts of change management to ensure that the college could fulfil its education targets whilst maintaining a balanced budget. He felt that my past experience would be useful in helping the school to maximise the use of its budget to meet its objectives.
I am married with 2 grown up daughters and 4 grandchildren, all under the age of 5. I spend quite a bit of time being a grandparent, a role I really enjoy, but when I am not doing that, I enjoy cycling, swimming, church activities and being an active member of the Alcester Male Voice Choir.
I am a qualified primary teacher and have taught in the UK and in Ghana. I first came to Studley Infants’ School in 2021 where I worked as a TA and as a teacher in Reception and Year 1. When I left I wanted to continue to support the school so was delighted to be made a co-opted governor in April 2022.
I have worked at an educational publishing company in sales, marketing and international professional development for over 20 years. I have a particular interest in phonics and reading and provide training to teachers who use our resources and curriculum.
I live in Stratford, am married with three teenage children and love spending time outdoors walking our two dogs.
I have been a Co-opted Governor at Studley Infants’ school for several years. I have worked in secondary education, including at school leadership level, for 25 years and I hope that my skill set and experience in education brings something to the Governing Body.
I believe strongly in the core ethos of Studley Infants’ school: my son attended the school and he thrived. I am committed to supporting the school to provide the best possible experience for each and every member of the school community.
My name is Sandra Logan and I have recently joined Studley Infant School as a co-opted governor. I have lived in Studley for twenty-six years and have really enjoyed the community feel here. My two children grew up here.
I have spent forty years teaching in First Schools in Redditch, much of this in Early Years. I particularly enjoyed working with parents in Family Learning groups, allowing them both to develop their own skills and to support their children in an ever changing education system.
Since retiring I have enjoyed my hobbies of gardening, Latin and ballroom dancing and walking my son's dog. However, there comes a time for new challenges. I welcomed the opportunity to become a governor and draw on some of the experiences gained over the years to support the children, staff and school in whatever way I can, appreciating the hard work done to provide the best opportunities for your children.