Teesdale School and Sixth Form vacancies

Belinda Thompson

I live and work in Barnard Castle and have four children, one of which currently attends Teesdale School. I am a director of our family run construction company. My background is in youth and community work and alternative education management. I take an active interest in the local community and I am a member of Barnard Castle Town Council and a governor of Montalbo Primary School.

My interest as a governor is a belief that every child should receive the best possible education in a safe and positive environment. Two of my children have attended Teesdale School with different experiences, one continuing to university and achieving a degree and the other completing an apprenticeship in bricklaying with a local firm. I enjoy the challenge of being a governor and giving something back to the community. My aim is to work proactively as part of the governor team to provide positive challenge, monitor and support the school ensuring further improvements and ensuring each pupil has the best opportunity to reach their full potential.