Eric Prentice- Co-Opted Governor
I have been a governor at St Ann’s since November 2006. Initially I was appointed as a Community Governor, particularly because I knew the school well through my role as Treasurer to the Friends of St Ann’s, a post I still retain. I also had experience of the world of Special Educational Needs through my role as Treasurer to the North West London Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Association (SHINE).
I am now a Co-opted Governor and Chair of the Finance and Personnel Committee. I enjoy contributing my skills, particularly in the area of finance to help the school keep within budget, focus on cost effectiveness and maximise the impact of it’s spending during these challenging economic times.
I have participated in many recruitment panels and Governor Visits and it is always a pleasure to observe the work of the school fist hand and reflect on how we can further improve the high quality of education and care that St Ann’s provides.
Susan Kumba - Co-Opted Governor
I have been a Governor at St Ann’s since January 2007, initially as a Parent Governor and more recently as a Co-opted Governor. My daughter was a pupil at the school from May 2006 until July 2013 when she left to embark on a three year post 19 specialist FE course at Treloar’s.
St Ann’s has a large staff team and I am particularly interested in personnel issues. I have sat on many different panels including Headteacher Performance Management panels, recruitment panels and appeal panels.
I particularly enjoy the energy of St Ann’s and its positive ‘can do’ ethos. This was noted during the Level 2 Unicef Rights Respecting School assessment visit last February. The Governing Body is very proud that St Ann’s achieved this coveted award because it reflects governors’ experience of the school, as a community where the rights of each young person to learn, to have a voice, to make choices, to feel safe, and to have friends, are truly respected.
I have recently completed a BA Hons degree in Business Studies, specialising in Leadership and Management, which further equips me to ensure that St Ann’s continues to evolve as a learning community which meets the diverse and complex needs of all of its students.