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Parent Governor Election

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Parent Governor Election

8th October 2019

I am pleased to announce that Mr Nicholas Walker has been elected as a Parent Governor representative on the Governing Body, with effect from 7th October 2019.  Below is a copy of Mr Walker’s candidate statement.

Mrs Sue Anderson
Chair of Governors

Candidate Statement – Mr Nicholas Walker
As an ex-pupil and former Head Boy of the Heber, I would like to put my name forward for the position of Parent Governor.

After university, I was co-opted as a governor at the Heber and served a four-year term.  I then served for ten years as a Parent Governor at Shocklach Oviatt C.E. Primary School during which time I chaired a number of committees and joining chaired the Governing Body.
I was involved in three Ofsted inspections and oversaw the appointment of the Executive Headteacher.  Whilst a governor there, I was keen to develop teaching links with the Heber and, together with Mr Curry and the management team, I helped set up the ‘Aim Higher’ programme
which gives cluster primary school children access to extended teaching.

I have practiced as a barrister for more than twenty years and I specialise in serious crime and professional discipline.  I was appointed as a Legally Qualified Chair of Police Misconduct Panels four years ago.  I am a member of one of the largest sets of chambers in the country,
where I am Head of Wellbeing for staff and barristers.  I also chair the Charity Committee who raise about £25,000 a year for local causes.

I live in Threapwood with my wife Naomi, and two children, Matilda (Year 11) and Caspar (Year 9).  I would like the opportunity to represent all parents at the Heber and will work to make the school the best it can be for the students.