Governor’s Pen Portraits
I’m Sue Davidson, married to Andrew, retired and live in Chale. I have two daughters and five teenage grandchildren as well as two mischievous dogs.
I trained as a teacher and spent most of my working life, as a teacher of children with visual impairment, ending my career as head of the team of teachers in Birmingham.
I have been a governor at St Georges since 2014, having been a governor twice before. Firstly at my daughters’ school and at a specialist college for students with visual impairment. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than going into classes and seeing the enthusiasm of the students and staff along with the progress our students make whilst at St Georges. When I am not in school, I love walking my dogs on the beach, singing, handicrafts and spending time with my family and friends
Hello, my name is Chris Douglass and I have recently been co-opted as a Governor at St. George’s. I am also a Governor at a Primary school on the Island.
I have been employed by the Port Authority in Southampton for nearly twenty five years and prior to this, I worked on Merchant ships trading all over the world.
One of the reasons I have become involved with St George’s is that I firmly believe that everyone should be given encouragement and opportunity to reach their full potential and be given the chance to play a full and fulfilling role in our diverse society.
I recently retired from the Isle of Wight Council where I worked since moving to the Island in 1984.
I have been visiting St George’s as part of my job for many years, initially as a Careers Adviser, more recently offering support to families who were struggling in different ways.
I have always really enjoyed working with the students, parents and carers and staff at the school, and I look forward to contributing to the continued success of the school in any way I can.
In my spare time I volunteer for several organisations, and I also enjoy playing tennis and cycling.
I have lived on the the Island for nearly eight years. I started my working life as a Medical Photographer before bringing up family.
Before moving to the island I was for many years a part time tutor at Farnborough College of Technology. This was working with Adults with learning difficulties building up their skills in Independent living and Textiles and Art
I enjoy Embroidery and anything to do with textiles. I volunteer in Shanklin Theatre’s box office and also in the Fashion and Textiles department at the Sixth form Campus.
I’m Lucy and I have recently volunteered to become a parent governor; my son is currently in year 7 at St George’s.
I have worked with children, young people, and families for many years in both further education and supported housing and I am currently a director of a community interest company supporting children, young people and families. Outside of work, we love going to the beach, walking our labradoodle Charlie, and going on adventures in our campervan.
I know how important good education is to a child’s overall development and emotional well-being and I am a strong advocate for ensuring children with SEND receive the education and support they deserve.
I am fully committed to working alongside parents, teachers and other governors to help drive the continued improvement needed to provide our children with the best chance of success.