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Mrs Porter

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Mrs D. Porter

Chair of Governors

 

A Governor since 2009

Co-opted Governor

  • Pupil Support
  • Resources
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Appraisal and Performance Management
  • Pay
  • Child Protection
 

I became a Governor at Cobden after retiring from the post of Assistant Head at a local high school where I was responsible for pupil welfare and safeguarding. Although I am retired, I still teach English part time. I have many years of experience of working in schools as an English teacher, assistant headteacher and a librarian.  

When I was an assistant head, I worked on a number of joint projects with staff at Cobden and also shared the responsibility of helping and supporting families who had children at both schools. I was delighted to accept the invitation to join the governing body at Cobden because I really admire the ethos of the school and the values that are passed on to pupils. The staff, teachers and non-teaching staff, are very hard working but they are also a lot of fun to work with. 

I have continued to work at Cobden, eventually taking on the responsibility of being Chair of Governors, mainly because the pupils are such a fantastic bunch of young people. It is always a pleasure to drop by for School Council meetings or work alongside pupils during interviews. They are always enthusiastic, full of bright ideas and incredibly polite; they are a credit to their school and their families. This is what keeps me going when the job gets tough or on the (very rare) occasions when meetings get boring.   


Cobden Primary School, Cobden Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 5LA, Telephone : 0113 2798079, Fax : 0113 2109967 Email the school at office@cobden.leeds.sch.uk