My name is Katie West and I have the role of staff governor. I teach at the school, in year 1, and have been a member of the staff since September 2014. I was appointed, by the staff at the school, as Staff Governor in December 2015 and have attended every meeting, including Curriculum meetings, since then. My role as staff governor includes bringing an understanding of the schools ethos and culture to the table, my professional knowledge and the strengths and weaknesses of the school. In addition to this, I will help to be part of strategic leadership and to hold the Headteacher to account. I will serve as a useful link between the staff and the governing body. Also, my areas of responsibilities will include working with the Foundation team to set targets to develop practises and policies for the Foundation Unit. I hope that my insight into the activities of the school enables me to become a successful and useful part of the governing body.