Bilton School is now a sponsored academy under the Stowe Valley Multi Academy Trust. The Stow Valley Multi Academy Trust Board has established a temporary governing body led by 2 Trustees – Chris Smart as Chair and Clare Chevassut as Vice Chair.
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.