My name is Carol Bainbridge and I am a Foundation Governor. I am also the Chair of Governors.
- Finance & Buildings
- ECM General
- ECM Policies
- First/Pay Review (Chair)
- Personnel (Chair)
I have been a governor at St Patrick’ School for over 20 years and have been elected Chair of Governors for the past 4 years. The Governing Body agreed to elect each year to ensure all governors have the opportunity to become Chair.
I joined the governing body as a Parent Governor when my daughter started school. I then became an LA Governor and I am now a Foundation Governor. I have also been on the board of governors at other schools: Parent – St Leonard’s, Community – Tilery Primary School.
To enhance my professional development I continually attend training courses offered through the Local Authority and the Diocese and have also completed the National College “Chair of Governors” qualification. My working background is in finance and I work as General Ledger & Costing Supervisor for Durham University, so I can bring a vast amount of financial knowledge to the Governing Body of St Patrick’s School.
I have two children, one of whom is a primary school teacher. I meet with Head Teacher regularly to discuss the strategic development of the school. I also help with breakfast club and am a member of the friends and parents group of the school ‘FOSPA’. This allows me to be involved in many aspects of school life as well as being a governor.