I have been a parent governor since 2017 with both my sons currently at the school. Professionally I work in Commercial Management and am qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant. I am chair of the Finance Committee and have been involved in assisting the school with their financial management through looking at income generation opportunities, cost saving and ensuring value for money on all traded services.
In my spare time, I can be found on the sideline of a football pitch watching my boys or keeping fit and active whether that be a yoga class, a HIIT session or a walk with my third boy - 1 year old Cavapoo, Ralphy!
Mrs Cate Fairbanks
Cromer Road has played a significant part in my life, having attended the school as a pupil before becoming a Cromer Road parent in 2008. My four children have all benefited in a variety of ways from their experience at the school, both in and out of the classroom. This has fueled my passion for ensuring that Cromer Road meets the needs of all children in our community by delivering a high-quality, well-rounded education, opening up opportunities and supporting every child in achieving their potential. I started out as a parent governor in 2011 before more recently becoming a co-opted governor, and have focused primarily on curriculum and special educational needs. This has given me the opportunity to come into school regularly over a number of years, enabling me to get to know the children and staff, which I have found incredibly insightful and rewarding. I have a professional background in marketing and communications, and now specialise in content marketing.
Mr David Dunn
I am a new co-opted governor to Cromer Road School. I have lived in the area for around 20 years and felt it was time to give back to the community in some form. I am a qualified accountant and have over 25 years experience of finance and strategy, although not necessarily in the public sector. I look forward to helping Cromer Road school go forward.
Ms Ngozi Emeagi
I am currently a Director in corporate communications at the London Stock Exchange. Prior to joining LSEG, I was a Senior Consultant at Powersourt Group, a financial communications agency, where I covered Banking and Insurance clients. Whilst at Powerscourt, I also led on diversity and inclusion, writing and implementing several proposals for clients such as Powerscourt. Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to improving the diversity within the organisations I have worked at, and am currently Vice President of Women in PR, a not-for-profit group aimed at increasing the number and diversity of senior Women in PR. I am an Advisor for the No Turning Back programme, aimed to increase diversity and retention of ethnic minorities in Communications and Marketing and am a school governor for Cromer Road Primary School.
Ms Lynda Oosterhuis
I am a new co-opted governor to Cromer Road school and have lived in the locality for the past 24 years. After working in IT for about 15 years, I took a well-deserved break. I worked as a volunteer reader at Cromer Road Primary School between 2008 – 2011. Subsequently, over a period of time and lots of training, I now support children with SEND and Specific Learning difficulties, which I find extremely worthwhile and fulfilling.
I am looking forward to supporting Cromer Road’s Inclusion Team in their dedication to ensuring that pupils with SEND receive the best support possible, in a positive school environment, to become independent and confident learners.