Wednesday 3rd December 2008 by C. Freeman
Mrs Debbie Cassie has been elected as the new parent governor at Brooke Weston. Debbie, who has two children here, said: 'I look forward to representing the views of parents on the Governing Body and hope that people will get in touch if they have any issues they wish to raise.'
Debbie works in human resources for an educational trust and has previously worked as an administrator in a primary school. She has also recently completed the Certificate in Schools Business Management combined with a Diploma in Administration Management, and is keen to complete the second year to gain the DSBM qualification.
Debbie said: 'The experience I've gained working in the primary and secondary school sector should stand me in good stead in this new role and I'm looking forward to working alongside the rest of the Governors.'
In her spare time Debbie has worked as a film extra on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Atonement. She has also made appearances in lots of BBC dramas including Silent Witness. Debbie said: 'It was an interesting time, I could appear in a crowd or small group in anything from a feature film to a corporate video or photographic shoot. It was fun, I met some really interesting professional people and, depending on what we were filming, I did get to see some big stars.'
Debbie, who lives on Oakley Vale enjoys new challenges and said: 'I've always thought about being a governor and I've always felt compelled to help out in a voluntary way for my children's school. Because they put so much into them I'd like to give something back.'