My name is Jade Ibbotson and I am mum to Matilda in Mrs Faragher’s reception class. Along with Matilda I have a son Jonah who is two, so I will be a parent of a child at Hadfield Infant School for the next 5 years whether that be one child or two!
I would like to be considered for the role of Parent Governor because I strongly believe that a child’s education has the ability to shape the rest of their lives, educationally, socially and morally. Since Matilda started attending school in September, she has been extremely happy and loves going to school each day. For me, this is one of the most important things as happy children learn better. I feel like Hadfield Infant school offers all children, whatever their background the skills and opportunities they need to achieve their maximum potential.
Children delivering to the maximum of their potential is something that is also important to me in my professional life. I have worked in education for the past ten years as a teacher in an inner-city school. I believe that this provides me with enough skills and knowledge to be of assistance in helping the school progress and move forward. During my time as a primary teacher I have worked across key stage one and key stage two. That experience will be valuable to the role of parent Governor as I have an awareness of what development level children need to be at to progress onwards though the education system. Prior to Matilda being born I was the science coordinator for the school I work at and raised attainment in science through the development of an interesting and challenging science curriculum.