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 C Greenway
Relatively new to the area and parenthood, we decided to move from London to Studley Green with 2 small children and a newborn, influenced mainly by the area’s wonderful, welcoming community and quality schooling. Both as parents and neighbours of The Mary Towerton, we are extremely fortunate to have the school within our community and were delighted when it expanded to Primary status. Our boys love the school and we’ve seen their learning achievements and confidence blossom in its nurturing environment. I’m looking forward to supporting the school, parents and children in my role as governor as it continues to grow.
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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