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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.
I have been a Head of a North Staffordshire middle school for 5 years. I have been on a number of Governing Bodies including an IEB. I have supported schools in Staffordshire and the West Midlands in a variety of ways including offering school to school support in areas such as reading, transition to year 5, effective action planning, tracking and data analysis, improving teaching to good and developing effective leadership.
Since 2013 I have worked alongside Senior HMI’s to improve reading and literacy across the curriculum. As part of this work I presented at conferences across the West Midlands, Telford and Shropshire and have also worked in a number of schools.
After working in schools across Staffordshire, Stoke and now Cheshire for over 25 years it is lovely to be return to the place where my own education began, I have very fond memories of my time at Thursfield all those years ago.
I have worked in teaching for over 20 years across a variety of areas . I worked for Stoke-on-Trent local authority training teachers and being responsible for all of the NQT’s across Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special Schools. I am now in my 10th year of Headship and have now taken on a new challenge as Executive Principal of two schools in Cheshire East.
I love sports and am actively involved with my daughters netball team, support my son with his hockey too, as well as still being very active myself. I am passionate about all children having dreams and ambitions for themselves, having opportunities to be the best that they can be. I feel very lucky to be part of the team of Governors at Thursfield and look forward to supporting the leadership in the next stages of the journey.
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.
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