Case studies

Meet our volunteers who became governors or trustees, and find out what impact they have made to the lives of young people, their school and community.

Nii Tagoe

Name: Nii Tagoe Age: 27 Job: Procurement Officer at Transport for London School name: Unity Academy Trust which includes Gravel Hill Primary…

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Joshua Irish

Joshua Irish is sitting on the board of governors for two of his local schools in Hackney and is on the resources…

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Nasreen Akhtar

Nasreen Akhtar, 34 Operational Exec Innovation Department at HomeServe Labs part of the HomeServe Group (General Insurance Company) Governor at the George…

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Josh Burr

School: Critchill School, Frome, Somerset. This is a school for children with special educational needs. Occupation: I’m completing the final year of my degree…

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Tasha Parkhouse

School: Brandles School Location: Hertfordshire Job: Business Manager Favourite book: Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins Why did you chose governance over a…

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Richard Newton Chance

Location:  South East Cornwall Job role/occupation: Retired Head teacher On the governing board at: South East Cornwall Multi Academy Regional Trust For…

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Lawayne Jefferson

School: Redland Green School Location: Bristol Job: Communications Manager Why did you become a school governor/trustee?   I started out as a parent governor…

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Tom Gardiner

School: Cheney School Location: Oxford Occupation: Medical student at Oxford University Favourite pastime: I’m directing this year’s Tingewick pantomime at the hospital…

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Richard Aggus

School: The Nobel School Location: Stevenage What impact do you think you have had as a governor? I feel I have influenced…

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Lin Keen

School: Sandringham School Location: St Albans Role: Chair of Governors Job: Retired Why did you become a governor? I became a school…

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Rosemary Bolton

School: Presdales School Location: Ware, Hertfordshire Position: Chair Other voluntary activity: Justice of the Peace (Magistrate) and a Town Councillor Why did…

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