I’m Phil, 39 and a proud parent to twin boys. I’m originally from Liverpool but have lived in Yorkshire for about 11 years now.
I started my career after uni working in young people’s drug & alcohol treatment services and went on to working as an Operations Director overseeing adult drug & alcohol treatment services and family intervention programmes. In my role, I also chaired the organisations Safeguarding Board as safeguarding was a huge passion of mine.
After 14 years working in the voluntary sector and a further 3 years as a stay-at-home dad, I decided on a career change and I am currently training to become a primary school teacher, specialising in early years & key stage 1.
My hopes & aspirations for the children at Barwick-in-Elmet Primary, are that they just enjoy coming to school and engaging in it’s wide, exciting curriculum. I want to help, where I can as a governor, to create a safe and welcoming space for all children to learn, particularly those with SEND.