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Bedlington Academy governance

Sarah Goss

Sarah lived in Kent and moved to Northumberland 15 years ago. She has been a parent governor at Bedlington Academy for around six years. 

Both her children are currently students at Bedlington Academy and are progressing well and enjoying school life. 

Sarah has also been a governor for seven years at the primary school that both her children attended. She became a governor because she wanted to have a hand in helping the local children, including her own, thrive whilst enjoying their education. 

As a parent, she also wanted to help raise the profile of the school as it is something she feels passionately about as a qualified maths teacher and with her current job at Northumberland County Council EOTAS. Her current role involves teaching children who are not able to access their education in the standard school setting, for various reasons. 

Sarah's varied experiences help her to see how school policies can affect students, staff and parents. 

As the school becomes an Academy, she looks forward to the challenges ahead.