I was educated in Scotland and New Zealand.
I have thirty five years experience in the Construction Industry holding Group Business Development Director positions in Tarmac Construction, Tarmac/ Carillion Professional Services followed by Amey Plc. I have also acted as a consultant in the City in London. I was elected to a Livery Company and awarded Freedom Of The City in London in 2005. I was a member of the Executive Board of The Movement for Innovation , creating change in the Construction Industry. I contributed to two publications published by Reading University. I was appointed to Capital Projects at Welsh Government until 2015. Currently, I am a member of Senior Women in Public Leadership in London. I am also Vice Chair of Governors at Monmouth Comprehensive School.
I have two children and four Grandchildren.
I am David Blair and I am a Parent Governor. I have worked extensively across the public service within Wales with key roles in the Welsh Government, the National Assembly and the Third Sector. Within Government, work areas have included deprivation, social exclusion and, most recently, domestic abuse where I have led the work that preceded the legislation on violence against women. I have extensive knowledge of good engagement practices having designed the Government's approach to consultation. In the Assembly, I worked closely with Assembly Members, including in support of the Education and Equality of Opportunity Committees. In the Third Sector, I led The Prince’s Trust-Cymru operation in South East Wales.
I am currently Vice Chair of the Welsh charity Llamau, who work with young people at risk of homelessness and vulnerable women.
I previously worked at the school as a Teaching assistant and found this role very rewarding. I relished the opportunity to ensure all children in my care were given opportunities to enable them to reach their potential. I firmly believe all children can achieve and succeed and it is the responsibility of all stakeholders (Governors, School, Staff and Parents) to ensure this.
I am passionate and proactive in my approach and consistently strive to achieve the best for Osbaston Church in Wales School and all who work within it.
I live in Osbaston and currently have two children at this excellent school. I have been a Parent Governor since March 2017 and feel that I am able to offer the school a fair amount educational experience having been a teacher of Economics for over 20 years. I currently hold the role of Assistant Head at a local independent school and as a senior manager have expertise in the use of data, assessment and monitoring, curriculum planning, staff development, safeguarding, and reporting to parents; I am also familiar with the Estyn Inspection framework. I have always been passionate about education and firmly believe that 'every child matters'.
I live in Osbaston and have of two children, one in Key Stage 2 and one in Foundation Phase at Osbaston CiW School. I have a keen interest in schooling and education.
I am an Advisor for Natural Resources Wales, working directly with Welsh Government advising on and implementing new regulations. My work involves working on strategy, policy and process implementation. My work in the Public Sector means that I am familiar with the need to challenge and improve processes and I hope to bring this experience to my role as a Governor to support the school in its continuous improvement by challenging in an appropriate way and champing good initiatives and success.
I am a fluent Welsh speaker and therefore have a particular interest in Welsh Language, Literacy and Communications. Given that I work for Natural Resources Wales, I am particularly interested in the topics such as the environment.
I am a recent member of the team appointed as a Local Authority Governor in November 2017. I have two children attending school in Y5 and Y2 with my eldest already at MCS. I look forward to developing my role over the next 4 years.
I am a Parent Governor with children in Years 4 and 6. I am keen to work with the school, parents and local community to give our children some great opportunities and experiences during their time at Osbaston. I work for the Environment Agency as a project manager and have a background in information management both in the public and private sectors. I look forward to meeting and working with you.