Local Authority Governor – Chair of Governors
I have recently moved to Manchester from a life in education across the Pennines in the Hull and East Riding area. I was Headteacher at a successful Hull secondary school and then went on to become School Improvement Adviser in the East Riding where I worked with both primary and secondary schools. I have a strong belief that my role is part of a body that aims to give the children of Broad Oak the best start in life academically, both in terms of results and of their happiness and enjoyment of school and learning.
I have been marching with my children to Broad Oak Primary school every school-day morning since 2011.We have, together, had an extraordinary experience with this school which has both welcomed us warmly and attended our needs gracefully. The last of my children in this school, my daughter, is now in year 4.
I bring good experience from 2 sectors: firstly, Education, being an FE teacher, currently working on a part-time basis for Manchester City Council; secondly, being a qualified legal translator performing in various legal institutions. I covered the role of PTA Treasurer for the academic year 2017/2018, in which capacity I attended meetings, helped organise few successful events and enjoyed a close interaction with the teachers and staff. That has given me a good insight into both the work and the school strong core values.
Like any other parent in the school, My child’s education and wellbeing take the uppermost priority in my life; and to this end I would like to help in ensuring that all our children are getting the best learning experience, the school can provide, by employing my skills and donating my time to support the school in achieving its highest potential, bringing along a proactive and positive attitude onto its governing body and representing both the parents and their children effectively.
I served Manchester City Council, as a teacher, for 36 years finishing my career as an Assistant Headteacher in a high school. I am a former pupil of Broad Oak Primary School and am pleased to help the school move forward.
Alessandro Patti, 40 years old. Born in Italy. Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. Lives in Didsbury. Father of two wonderful daughters. Likes walking in the countryside. Enjoys reading. Likes music. Not a fan of Brexit.
I work for a child mental health research charity and my particular focus is on the role of schools in supporting the emotional wellbeing of their pupils.
I have had children at Broad Oak since 2010 and am passionate about the school and what it has achieved in recent years. As a parent governor I hope to use my professional background and knowledge of the school to support and challenge the management to continue to improve the school for all of our children.
Co-opted (Staff) Governor
I'm a Business Studies graduate who moved to Didsbury over 20 years ago. Professionally I have worked in the recruitment industry for 20 years assisting organisations to resource key members of staff to aid their development - some of these organisations were schools based across the North West.
Having worked in the private sector I hope I bring a different perspective to the governing body at Broad Oak and can use this experience and insight to help the school achieve its objectives.
My 2 sons attend Broad Oak School and my aim as a Co-Opted Governor is to improve the school in any way I can to enhance the education experience of my children and the rest of the school community.
I am a chartered accountant and have worked in variety of sectors during my career. I have four grown up daughters and one granddaughter. I am happy watching most sports and participate in running and five a side football.
I hope that my professional skills will be useful for the school in dealing with the financial challenges that it faces.