Rachel Willis

I have been a PCC governor for over a year now, and was a co-opted governor for a year before that. As well as acting as a school governor, I have helped with a number of extracurricular activities, including involvement in the set up and running of the Gardening Club, the Early Birds Breakfast Club and the School Council. I’ve also been actively involved in a number of PTFA events and School Council events including the Summer Fayre, Children in Need, Sports Relief and Sports Day.

My family has lived in Tockholes for over 25 years. My father was Chair of Governors at St Stephen’s for a number of years, while my mother assists with PTFA events and helps run the Garden Club. As a family we believe strongly in supporting the local community, Tockholes village and St. Stephen’s school especially.

I work as a freelance TV Compliance Editor and Producer, which involves monitoring and editing TV programmes for pre and post-watershed. I work closely with OFCOM to safeguard young viewers and protect the under-18s from potentially harmful TV content. I have also been involved in Factual TV channel management, programme acquisition and commissioning and can offer the school a great deal of marketing and promotion assistance.

I am a disabled single parent to a 9 year old son who attends St Stephen’s School and because of my own personal challenges, I am mindful we must support the needs of all the children in our school, from the most able and gifted, to those with additional needs.

I am a Roman Catholic and attend weekly mass at Pleasington Priory. St Stephen’s is rich in the core Christian values that make this more than just an environment for academic learning and achievement. This, I believe, is evident when you meet the delightful, courteous and enthusiastic children at our unique school. Although small, St Stephen’s staff and governors work hard to ensure it lacks none of the facilities, training or expertise you might expect at a larger school. Everyone involved in St Stephen’s is committed to making our school the very best it can be and ensuring our children learn in a supportive, inclusive, encouraging and inspiring environment. I believe we live up to our motto:

“Small Enough to Care, Big Enough to Inspire”

Category of governor
e.g. Parent, Staff, DBE, PCC, LA, Ex, Officio
Foundation
Body who appointed you PCC
Term of office Term start 14.7.114 Term ends 14.07.2018 (I was co-opted until becoming an official Governor in 2014)
Resigned 5.4.17
Details of any positions of responsibility such as chair or vice-chair
of the governing body or a committee of the governing body
Member of Buildings and Health and Safety Committee
Music Governor
Register of interests – any business interests of relatives None
Relationships with school staff – married or partners None