Laura Jackson

“I live locally and have three children: two at secondary school (FBEC) and one in college. I enjoy being involved in my community for both a sense of belonging and to give something back: I am on the Group Executive for 1st Chilton Scout Group, and am a regular volunteer at Jubilee Parkrun, Spennymoor.

I work at Durham University in the Access & Engagement team, promoting higher education opportunities to sixth form students from under-represented groups. In my day-to-day job I work within administration and feel I can bring these skills to my role as Community Governor.

I have explored the idea of being a school governor at various points throughout my children’s schooling, but the timing never seemed to be right. With my present employer actively supporting staff into school governance, it is reassuring to have this support for the commitments that school governance brings.

I wanted to be part of the governance team in a primary school, as I truly believe the primary years, as the foundation of the education of children, are of upmost importance. I am looking forward to working in partnership with school leaders and co-operatively with other governors to ensure continued successful education outcomes for the pupils at Cleves Cross .”