Sue Thornton – Chair of Members
I am proud to be the Chair of Members of the Raleigh Learning Trust having had a long association with all of the Schools that are a part of the Organisation.
I became involved in School Governance in 2003 following a career in the NHS. I joined the Governing Body of the then Ambleside Junior and became Chair of Governors in 2005, leading the amalgamation of the Junior and Infant schools to become the Ambleside Primary School.
During my tenure as Chair of the Primary School I was asked to Chair an Independent Monitoring Board for Woodlands School and, subsequently, became substantive Chair of Woodlands and ultimately the newly formed Westbury Woodlands Federation.
My connections with Denewood and Unity come through a period serving on the Management Committee.
In March 2012 I became one of the first School Governors to become a National Leader of Governance and, in that role, I engaged with other Chairs of Governors who required support.
I ‘retired’ from School Governance and pursued other volunteering opportunities in 2015 but was pleased to be asked join what was to become the Raleigh Learning Trust during its formation.
In 2019 the Trust has become an innovative, well-established force for progress in Nottingham City and now faces new challenges under new leadership. I look forward to continuing my association with all the wonderful, dedicated staff who work tirelessly for our pupils and, if you are reading this because you may be interested in supporting our work as a Member of the Trust, please contact me through any of our schools.