St Swithun's CE Primary SchoolGrundy Crescent, Kennington, Oxford OX1 5PS

Claire Gilbert

Claire Gilbert - Parent Governor

I joined the governing body as a parent governor in 2016, and am a parent of 2 boys. I've lived in the village since 2009 and have enjoyed becoming part of the community here. I was secretary of the Kennington Youth Club from 2014-16, and this gave me useful related experience.

My career has been in educational publishing and I am currently the project manager of an online teaching and learning platform for secondary schools. This professional experience gives me an understanding of educational policy and trends in teaching and learning; and has led to a great respect for the demanding role of the classroom teacher. As a governor I hope to support my teaching colleagues in their roles through contributing to the effective running of the school.

Personally, I have come to enjoy fitness more as I approach my middle years, and enjoy aerobics, pilates, and force myself to go jogging. I love to read, to cook, to eat good food with friends, and spend time hanging out with my family.