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David Adams

I was appointed to the governing body as a co-opted governor in July 2016.   I have lived in Tunbridge Wells on and off since I was 6 years old and was educated at the Skinners’ school.  I am married with two young boys.  My wife works at Bishops Down as the Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO) and my youngest boy is about to join Bishops Down Nursery.

I have worked in the Civil Service for over ten years, spending time in HM Prison Service HQ, the Home Office and my current department, the Ministry of Defence, where I have honed skills in project planning, risk management and policy development.  I have had the opportunity to work with and manage a wide range of stakeholders across government and in the public sector.

In my current role I am the Department’s liaison point with the National Audit Office (NAO) and the Committee of Public Accounts (PAC).  This has led me to develop a keen understanding of resource management and the importance of taking decisions which provide value for money in the context of affordability.  These are skills which I hope to bring to my role as a governor at Bishops Down, so that I can help the school and pupils to maximise their potential.

Having lived in the community for many years, when the opportunity arose to become a governor at Bishops Down, I was keen to offer my time and skills in support of the school.  I am a member of the Resources Committee.

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