Meet Our Governors
Livvy Wood - Chair of Governors
I decided to stand for governor after my daughter transferred to the school and consequently blossomed in this environment. I wanted to contribute not only as a “thank you”, but to support the Head Teacher and staff in continuing to provide such a supportive environment for children to thrive. My professional background as a lawyer provides me with certain skills and knowledge which, I hope, are helpful at times to the Governing Body and Head Teacher in their ambition to drive the school to excellence.
I became a parent governor in April 2019. My daughter has been at Richmond Primary School for over 5 years, and has enjoyed her time here very much. As a secondary school head of mathematics, education author, and a maths lead for the East Midlands, I wanted to use my connections and expertise in education to support the work of the school and make sure every child gets the best experience possible.
I joined the Governing Body in July 2019, when I had two grandchildren at the school, in Early Years and Year 4. Seeing how happy they were I decided that I would like to support all the positive work going on. As a retired Secondary teacher of 39 years, my experience covered being Head of Department in English and Drama, Advisory Teacher in Knowsley, Pastoral Leader and Lead Teacher for Assessment For Learning in Hampshire. Because of this I feel able to contribute in many ways and would like to be a part of the school.
I joined the Governing Body in 2021 as a co-opted governor. I have three children, and my youngest attends Richmond Primary School. I lead The Beacon Church with my husband which meets at The St Francis Centre. As part of my role, I like to get involved in things that are important to the local community, and the school is definitely part of that. My job lends itself to supporting the school with RE related things but having done a Business Studies Degree, I have a passion for personnel and finance. It’s a real privilege to be part of the Governing Body, and I really enjoy being part of the local community in this way.
I’m a mum of three (14, 4 and 3) and my daughter joined the school in EYFS in September 2021. I’ve been very impressed with how well she settled into life at Richmond Primary School and all the school has to offer their pupils in terms of their learning, well-being and wider curriculum. I put myself forward for the role as parent governor as I wanted to give something back to the school. I have been involved in primary education for the last 20 years and hope I can support the school as a parent governor with the already great job Richmond Primary does.
I joined the governing body, as a staff governor, this year. It's something I've wanted to do for quite some time! All three of my children attended Richmond and thrived here.I've been involved in education for 20 years, 14yrs in SEN and 6yrs in mainstream (at Richmond) I feel it's time to pay back some of the benefits I've reaped, and so I'm supporting the school through the governing body.
Contact details for the Chair of the Local Governing Body are:
Livvy Wood - firstname.lastname@example.org
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