Bilton School is a sponsored academy under the Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust. The Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust Board initially established a temporary governing body which was originally led by 2 Trustees. This has now been reduced to 1 Trustee, Mr Joe Walsh. The Vice Chair is Mrs Bronia Costello who is a co-opted Governor.
I am a mum to two girls the eldest of which attends Bilton. For the past fifteen years I have worked in a local school as a teacher and Head of Department. As well as my subject area interest I am particularly passionate about ensuring that all young people get to experience outstanding delivery of PSHE. In my life outside of family and teaching I am actively involved in Girlguiding in the area where I manage a local team of volunteers as well as working with young members of a weekly basis. I want all students to leave Bilton with the best qualifications possible, the necessary life skills and a sense of responsibility which will empower them to become active and effective members of their community.
Raised in the northeast of Scotland, then travelled south to train as a commercial pilot. Started flying at Gatwick in 1996, then relocated in 2002. I am married with four daughters, the eldest of which was at Bilton School (2012-17). I first became a parent governor at her infant school in 2005, and then at Bilton in July 2013. Originally a member of the Standards committee, then one year as the Safeguarding governor, I currently am the SEN/D governor. In my spare time I help with children's groups at a local church.
I was appointed a Parent Governor in May 2011. I am a chartered accountant and I have enjoyed a career in Local Government, the NHS and latterly as a Treasurer in a local Social Housing company.
I am passionate about enabling equality of opportunity and creating choice. A great education is the doorway for our children’s future success. It is vitally important to give them the best start in life to achieve their full potential. I am proud to be part of the schools achievements and successes over the most recent period, particularly the 6th form.
I have two sons who have attended Bilton over the past 10 years, therefore I bring both my parental and professional experience to the governor role.
I joined as a co-opted/parent Governor for the school in 2019 as had a keen interest to support the school in doing well and raising its profile, living locally in Cawston and having had one of my 3 children join the school in 2016 and subsequently another join in 2019, perhaps even a third in the coming years!
I work currently in London and for the past 15 years at the Wellcome Trust in delivering large programmes for Information Technology supporting a broad spectrum of research and development in science & vaccination programmes, Strategy development, Investment banking/trading and most recently the covid pandemic.
I love to play and watch sports, especially football and cricket and support the local community in organising events, both sporting and charity or combined and being assistant treasurer for the Indian Community Centre in Edward St, Rugby.