Governor name

Kate Turner

Governor role

Chair of Academy Committee and Safeguarding Link 

Why did you become a governor?

I have lived in Hucknall for over 30 years and for many of these have been involved in activities that work with and support the local communityWith a background in education and volunteering with ChildLine for many years, I feel that young people’s experiences in life play a vital role in their development into adulthood. School is a huge part of this, particularly how it gives opportunities and raises aspirationsI became a governor so I can help ensure young people get the best experience possible from the Academy. 

How did you find out about the role?

Originally there was an opportunity to become a parent governor as advertised through the school 

What do you like about the role, and how do governors make a difference?

I particularly like meeting pupils, parents and staff, understanding what matters to them and being able to feed this back to the Academy.  I get to work as part of a diverse team, leading governors and working with the wider Academy Trust.  Through this, governors can challenge the Academy to ensure that pupils can achieve their best possible outcomes.   

I also have a specific commitment to safeguarding and being a governor allows me to be confident that the Academy has the welfare of students at the heart of everything it does.