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Clare Gowland

Category of Governor: Parent


Term of Office: 01/07/2018-30/06/2022


Positions of Responsibility: Member of the Curriculum and Standards Committee and Focus Link Governor for Children Looked After, Special Education Needs and Disabilities, and Wellbeing/Mental Health. I am also the Curriculum Subject Link Governor for PSHE and Music.


In my role as a Governor of the school I can confirm that I have no business interests connected to the school or any other educational establishment, nor do I have any relationship with any other Governor or member of staff of the school.


I have 2 children at Mandeville School, one in Year 2 and one in Year 6.  As a newly appointed Governor I am keen to work with the current Governors to support Mandeville School. I have previously worked as a volunteer in Mandeville; in the classroom, on visits and with the PTA.


Professionally I have over 20 years’ experience working in the field of mental health and disability management in the workplace, and more recently I became qualified as an adult and child Counsellor. I work in private practice and have also worked in a Primary School as volunteer Counsellor.  I hope to utilise my experience and interests, to bring new ideas to the table in relation working with children with SEN (Special Educational Needs) and managing/preventing mental ill health in schools; in addition to supporting the excellent work that Mandeville is already doing in these areas.