Two new Governors have been appointed to Brooke Weston’s Governing Body. Mrs Donna Ahearn is our new parent governor while Mr Lawrence Barry, from RS Components, has been co-opted into the organisation. Both are looking forward to working alongside the existing governors and taking a full and active part in the governance of the school.
Mrs Ahearn has four children aged between five and 13 and is a registered nursery nurse and childminder. She chairs the PTA at Weldon CE primary school and is looking forward to using her skills within the secondary phase as well.
She said: ‘I am enthusiastic and committed to ensuring students get the best education. I also want to learn new skills and challenge senior staff to maintain the high level of education options. As a parent to a student at Brooke Weston, I can understand parental concerns too.
‘I strongly believe that being a school governor can be a rewarding experience. I'd like to play an important part in improving the children's education and supporting the school's staff. I'd also like to have the opportunity to develop new skills such as asking the right questions, speaking in public, appointing staff, and helping other members who are new to the job or have less experience of committee work.’
Mr Barry manages the export order to cash process at RS Components. He has worked there for 30 years and manages a team of 16. He has previously mentored on the Young Enterprise scheme and is looking forward to using his skills at Brooke Weston:
‘Both my sons have gone to the school and have done really well so this is my way of trying to put a little bit back. I have got quite wide business knowledge and I would like to share that. We did have a conversation with Professor Kerry, the Chair of Governors about how and where we will get ourselves integrated onto the Governing body. You need people with particular skills and it is when you put those people together as a team that you achieve the most.’