Pool Hayes Academy, Castle Drive, Willenhall, West Midlands WV12 4QZ

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Mrs Jacqueline Thompson – Chair of Governors

Link Governor Leadership & Management / Careers

I am Chair of Governors, Community Governor and a Link Governor.

I work as a Property Supervisor for an Housing provider in the West Midlands. I deal with the contractors carrying out work for the company.

I don’t really have any hobbies as I spend most of my spare time involving myself with the school.

I would like to feel my commitment and dedication working with the senior leadership and others within the school, enables the school to run smoothly enabling staff and pupils to fulfil their potential.

Mrs Suzanne Haywood – Vice-Chair of Governors

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My professional background is in the world of employment, particularly the psychometric assessment of the suitability of people for jobs. More recently I have been working in an environment that tries to improve the outcomes for young people who come from disrupted homes.
Combining these two elements, I have developed a significant insight in to the importance of good education for young people in trying to both secure their first job and to be able to stand on their own two feet in what is becoming a challenging society.
Being a Parent Governor and Vice-Chair of Governors at Pool Hayes Academy, gives me the opportunity to use this knowledge to ensure that our school and its business partner, continues to drive forward improvement in the standard of education and, in a time where schools are being put under pressure to become more commercial and take on external business partners, Pool Hayes continues to put the education and well-being of our young adults at the top of its agenda.

Mrs June Budd – Community Governor

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I worked at Pool Hayes Primary School for 19 yrs until retirement. I have been a School Governor for 40 years, 6 years at Pool Hayes Primary and 36 years at Pool Hayes Arts & Community School / Pool Hayes Academy, during this time I was Vice Chair for 25 years.

Mr Richard Humphrey – Community Governor

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I am a retired Management Consultant keenly interested in education. I firmly believe that the young are our future and have served on similar bodies as this for 48 years.

Mrs Lynn Williams – Community Governor

Link Governor Personal Development, Behaviour, Welfare & Safeguarding

My professional background is as a teacher, having qualified in 1978, I progressed to be a senior leader before retiring from my full time role in 2017. I now teach part time.

Throughout my teaching career I held several posts with responsibilities which have given me insight into all the different aspects of school life.

I have also been a governor at a local primary school which gave me the opportunity to understand their priorities. Combining these two elements, I have developed a significant insight in to the importance of good education for young people and how a school functions.

I am passionate about the young people in this Academy and the local area being given the best opportunities possible and have always worked to achieve this.