Mrs Hilary Baker, Community Governor
I was elected as a parent governor in September 2010 and have been Chair since September 2011. I am currently a Community Governor which is a position nominated and confirmed by the Governing Body.
I have been living just outside Usk for over 25 years with my husband and 2 children, Matthew and Sophie who both attended the school but are now over 18 ! Our family pastimes include walking, pig keeping and many sports – I still play hockey for Chepstow Ladies Hockey Club and also one of the Welsh Masters Hockey teams although it is taking longer to recover after each match ! I work for Airbus at Filton on the edge of Bristol which means a transnational daily commute and also means I miss most of the opportunities to meet people during the school day.
My main contribution as chair of governors is to support the business management of the school. The budgets are always challenging and we have to make sure everything is as good as it can be to provide an environment that nurtures the children and staff and I continue to enjoy working with pupils, parents, staff and governors to take the school forward into a successful and rewarding future for all involved.
I do support PTFA events when I can and have been found wielding the paint brushes while applying face paints at the various fairs for many years ... I became a parent governor in the first place because I was concerned that opportunities to make the most of communications between the school and all stakeholders were not always taken. Since then I have remained committed to improving the opportunities for the children and staff to develop and I believe the communication to, and involvement of, all stakeholders has improved dramatically over the last few years.