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Mr Robert (Bob) Owen MBE
I am a Chartered Engineer and until retirement was a General Manager in Siemens responsible for a number of Large Project Engineering Businesses mainly operating in the international marketplace. A former Vice-Chair of UMIST and a Board Member of The University of Manchester I have enjoyed being part of the Team that has helped Thursfield regain its performance.
It gives me great pleasure to be a governor in this marvellous school which continues to rise in stature. I currently run my own small business and prior to this held a number of senior accounting positions in industry. I am also a member of Kidsgrove Town Council and Newcastle Borough Council, representing the Newchapel and Mow Cop ward and a director of Kidsgrove Town Centre Community Interest Company. I have recently been appointed to the Kidsgrove Town Deal Board and the Steering Committee for the Neighbourhood Plan which is to be carried out in Kidsgrove and it's satellite villages and towns.
Having been born and raised in Mow Cop and now living in Newchapel, I have a close affinity with the local area. Due to my two children attending Thursfield, I also have a strong personal interest in the school and it’s successful performance. In the past, I have taken part in classes helping the younger children with reading and as a family we regularly support the various fund raising activities at the school.
I have gained skills and experience from a variety of roles within the ceramic and automotive industries, that could be beneficial in the role of Governor. These include managing teams, process improvement programmes, capital expenditure responsibilities, financial business planning and customer relationship management. I communicate effectively with people at all levels, act as coach / mentor and analyse situations in a logical and systematic way. My main interest outside of work is participating or watching any type of sport, and previously I was treasurer of a local junior football team.
I have two children that attend Thursfield, my son is in Year 2 and my daughter is in Reception. I feel that having children in the school allows me to represent the parents of Thursfield well. I currently work as a Sports Operations and Development Manager at Staffordshire University and I am also the appointed Secretary for British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) for the West Midlands. I am committed to the education and welfare of the students, as well as ensuring all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential. I am the appointed Safeguarding Link Governor and will be looking to support and critically challenge the leadership team.
I am a headteacher of a large 2 form entry primary school in Newcastle Under Lyme. I have been a teacher for 21 years and have worked across the entire primary range. I have knowledge of the Early Years and the progression of knowledge and skills across KS1 and 2. I have been a governor at my own school for a number of years and look forward to using this expertise as a governor at Thursfield. Thursfield has a wonderful sense of community and I look forward to being a part of a thriving and forward-thinking team of governors and staff.
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