I have one son and two grandsons and am originally from Lancashire. In 1981 I moved to Kent. I have a Masters degree in Law and my legal work to date has included repre-sentation on behalf of Financial Institutions in Courts throughout Kent and Sussex Counties. I have vast experience as a general adviser in the voluntary sector for a UK wide Charity. As a Governor I enjoy contributing to the ethos of the school govern-ance in achieving educational excellence, ensuring that the children attain their po-tential through the infrastructure services provided by the inspirational staff. I have governor responsibility for Early Years provision.