Meet the Governors
Hello, my name is Louise Skelhorn and I am a parent of a son in Year 6 at Cale Green. Prior to becoming Chair of Governors in 2013, I have worked in the field of social justice, particularly working alongside people with multiple disabilities and communication differences for over 20 years.
With a background as a qualified Learning Disability Nurse and Social Worker, I immensely enjoyed my career as an Independent Trainer, Mentor and Consultant, for over a decade. After being diagnosed with a degenerative long-term health condition several years ago, my desire to ‘give something back’ and to try to ‘make a difference’ has only increased. After nearly 6 years serving as a Parent Governor, I undertook some invaluable training and became the Chair of Governors in 2013. I was (and still am!) genuinely honoured and delighted to be a Governor at Cale Green and my passion for, and commitment to our wonderfully unique school community has only strengthened during that time, as together with teachers, families and children, we create and support a vision for Cale Green Primary School, with inclusion and accountability at the heart of everything our school does and is. What a privilege!
I have three children at Cale Green Primary School. I wanted to become a Parent Governor to give back to the school and support the staff to continue their amazing work. I have previously worked in public relations, community engagement, and charity development.
Two of my grandchildren have attended Cale Green School and my grandson is in year 4. I have always been impressed with the ethos of the school , that every child matters.
I was co-opted as a Governor in December 2015.
I am now retired but my background as a Health Visitor And Paediatric nurse lends itself to the responsibilities I have as a governor, namely Safeguarding , Looked after Children and Young Carers.
I also volunteer to listen to the reading of children in Year 1. My links with the school cover 7 years and are strong, I also support the Friends of the school with fund raising activities .
I consider it to be a privilege to serve as a governor of this school.