Andrew Saunders – Chair of Governors

September 2021 to present

I have lived in Patcham with my wife Emma since 1996. Both of our sons attended Patcham High and enjoyed high quality and happy learning experiences through the Patcham family of schools and they are now at University. Our daughter is still at Patcham High and is enjoying the same journey.

I have worked for a Reinsurance company in the City of London since 1998. I work as an Actuary, primarily analysing Marine and Aviation insurance data.

I have been a Governor at Patcham High for over 10 years and also a Governor at Patcham Junior School for over 6 years. My mother was a teacher and my wife is an Assistant Headteacher at a Primary School. I have always taken a keen interest in education.

I passionately believe that the interests of the children should be at the heart of the decisions taken in a school and that each and every child should be encouraged to reach their full potential. I am proud to be a Governor at Patcham High – a school that shares this ethos.

The Governing Body is a strong group of volunteers whose skills are utilised effectively to support and challenge the Patcham High leadership team to drive the strategic direction of the school. Please do contact me if you are interested in becoming a Governor.

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