Sophie Askew

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Current role in or relationship with school

  • Co-opted Governor, Jack Hunt School
  • An employee of Peterborough law firm, Greenwoods Solicitors LLP, which has a working relationship with JHS

Governor, educational and school leadership experience

  • Jack Hunt School
  • Co-opted Governor since November 2014
  • Member of Resources Committee, November 2014 – January 2017
  • Vice-Chair of Resources Committee, September 2015 – January 2017
  • Member and Vice-Chair of Achievement Committee, January 2017 – date
  • Link Governor for HR/employment issues.
  • Part of Headteacher Performance Management Review Committee and Pay and Reward Committee
  • Completed Peterborough Governors Services courses Level 1 and 2.

Professional experience

  • Solicitor, specialising in employment law
  • Advising on day-to-day employment law issues, mostly acting for employers

Professional and education qualifications

  • LLB (Hons), first class honours, Nottingham Law School, 2008
  • Qualified as a solicitor May 2012 at Greenwoods Solicitors LLP
  • Community involvement
  • Member of Peterborough and District Law Society, 2010 – 2015
  • Member of Greenwoods Solicitors Charity Committee

Skills and expertise in relation to school governance

  • Sat on a number of interview panels for JHS
  • Sat on a number of permanent school exclusion panels, including acting as Chair
  • HR & personnel
  • Legal
  • Change management [experience within my professional role, not school role]