I have always enjoyed working with children- at different ages over the years, from age 0 to 18. When I retired from teaching in an infant school, I looked for a school where I might become a governor. Complete chance brought me to Mary Towerton - and I wouldn't want it to be any other way now! I enjoy being in school with the children, and being part of the running of it too.
I have been involved with Mary Towerton School since 2002, when our son started here. First as a parent, and then in the spring of 2004, we started the Garden Club. Although both of our children had moved on by 2006, I couldn't bear to leave the school, so I became a governor then, and also continued running the Garden Club. I love working with the children, and enjoy their enthusuiasm for growing and eating different vegetables. We live in Studley Green, so I am part of the local community. I also teach Linguistics at Redcliffe College in Gloucester part of the year.
I have been a governor at Mary Towerton since 2013 having retired from a long teaching career locally, in London and overseas. Since retirement I have enjoyed travelling in term time, gardening and working my allotment when I feel like it rather than when I found time and spending lots of time making memories with my family and friends. I am delighted to be a member of the Mary Towerton Governing Board working together with staff, parents and our local community as we move forward into the exciting times ahead.
I have known The Mary Towerton School for many years with relatives having attended the school some years ago. My daughter is now at the school, and I am pleased to be a governor at this exciting time where the school expands and grows. I am looking forward to the opportunity to assist in the future development of the school.
Mrs K Grafham
I joined the school as Head teacher in September 2015 and I thoroughly enjoy working with the Governing Board. We have a clear strategic vision for the school and have a set of Values which are embedded throughout the life of the school. I am lucky to be able to teach throughout the school so I know all of our pupils well. Every day is different and that is what makes school life so varied.
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