Janine Wooster – Shenstone School Chair of the Governing Body.
I am delighted to have been appointed as the Chair of the Governing body for Shenstone school. I have been involved with Shenstone school over many years, initially working with the students when I was training as a teacher more than 35 years ago. More recently I have been working with the school whilst fulfilling my role of Complex needs manager for the London Borough of Bexley. Having left my post at the council I was asked if I was willing to be co- opted as a governor for the school. I was happy to do this and having attended a couple of meetings I was asked if I would stand as the Chairperson.
The governing body is made up of volunteers from a range of different backgrounds including parents/ carers, school staff and members of the local community. We meet regularly and work hard to fulfil our roles and responsibilities.
The Governing body works with the senior leadership team of the school to ensure that the children of Shenstone school have the best opportunities to develop. It works to ensure that everyone in school is focused on teaching and learning within a caring environment.
I come from a background of teaching in Special and mainstream schools and have been working with many of the parents and carers in Bexley to ensure that those children and young people who needed a Statement of SEN and now an Education, Health and Care Plan received one and were given the educational support that they required. I look forward to working with the staff and parents at Shenstone school to keep up the excellent work that is going on at present and to move forward with new projects.