The Pioneer Federation Mandy Watson

It has been very exciting being a governor at our three amazing schools this year and I feel very privileged to be the Chair of Governors of the Pioneer Federation. I have spent more years than I would like to admit in schools, many of them as a teacher and Headteacher in Sussex. I have five grandchildren between 10 and 27 and am going to be a great-grandmother in March! As you can imagine I have a special interest in education across all phases and I am totally committed to helping all children succeed in school and in the future. Since 2016 I have worked as Senior Schools Improvement Adviser for the Diocese of Chichester and was previously in a similar role in the London Borough of Greenwich for 13 years. I have been a school governor since 2006 and am a National Leader of Governance.

I look forward to a very successful and enjoyable year for our children and staff and hope I will have many opportunities to meet parents and friends at all of our schools.