Name of Governor

Paul Smith

Governor Role


What meetings does this governor attend?

Full Governing Body meetings
Business Committee 

Term of office (when they started and are due to finish)

Term of Office started on: 01/07/2014

Term of Office finishes on: 03/07/2019

What does or did this Governor do for a job?

Company Director

Why did they want to be a Governor at The Hall Park Academy?

I have been a governor before but of a small local school my own children attended. I am keen to be aware of what is happening in education and I have professional skills (communications, business management, health and safety) that I could usefully bring to bear .I am also chair of Trustees of a local charity so used to chairing and working with volunteers. This role also has a publicity and marketing/fund raising angle. Most of my day to day work is very sedentary and computer-based so I am keen to take on a role which involves working with others face to face.

What specific skills and expertise does this Governor bring to The Hall Park Academy?

A governor should support a school or college but also stand back and be able to offerobjective and constructive criticism. That's something I'm good at doing. Also, I am able tosee the key points within a complex issue and help others understand them, and I amaction-orientated; I believe that discussion that doesn't lead to action is a waste ofeveryone's time.

Is this Governor linked into any specific department or area within The Hall Park Academy?