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School Governors : Mrs Sue Cabourn

Name of Governor

Sue Cabourn

Governor Role

Teacher Governor

What meetings does this governor attend?

I have been invited so far to two disciplinary and the annual general meeting in December 2016

Term of office

Current Term of Office started on: 6th September 2016

Term of Office finishes on: 5th September 2020

What does or did this Governor do for a job?

Teacher of Art

Do they have children at The Oakwood Academy?


Why did they want to be a Governor at The Oakwood Academy?

I have worked at the school (formerly Big Wood School) since 2003 so feel that now is my time to ‘give something back’ in terms of time and experience of the community and children.

What specific skills and expertise does this Governor bring to The Oakwood Academy?

After working here for nearly 14 years, I feel I am well respected by the children in school, work well with staff members, and that I am a patient, tolerant and unbiased adult willing to listen to all sides. Also, previous years to working at the school I was a Police Special constable, worked with adults with Learning difficulties and disabilities, studied counselling and have worked with disaffected and excluded young people within NCN Basford Hall College. As a parent of three grown up children I can clearly recall my eldest son achieving well but having difficulties at school, so as a parent too I feel I can empathise both in a teacher and parent role.