I’m Sharon Keogh and I have been a governor at Corrie since 2011. I was originally a parent governor when my daughter Molly was in year 3 at the school. As Molly is no longer at Corrie I am now a co-opted governor.
I sit on a range of committees including the Curriculum and Standards Committee, Headteachers appraisal and I am also the Training Link Governor.
I am currently an outreach worker for The Family Information Service in Trafford. A big part of my role involves going out into the local community ensuring that families are aware of what advice and support is available in the area. I also give advice on childcare options and funding that may be available to help parents pay for childcare. Previously I worked for The Connexions Service offering targeted support to vulnerable young people in order for them to move towards a successful future. Before this I was a learning mentor in a special secondary school in Tameside.
I decided to become a governor as I feel strongly about the opportunities, educational and otherwise, that children are able to access. I am all too aware of the damning headlines regarding our children’s poor educational attainment & as such wanted to play my part in raising standards wherever possible. I always enjoyed working in a school environment, and as I no longer do, I still want to be involved in some way. Not being an educationalist myself I feel that I am sometimes able to bring a different perspective to the role but think I will always struggle getting my head around the never ending data we dissect!! I enjoy being part of a team that offers support and challenge to the school when the going gets tough and then celebrates the achievements when all the hard work’s paid off!