I am originally from the North East of England, and moved to Ipswich in 2013. I was appointed as a parent governor in 2017, not long after my child began attending Westbourne Academy. I have worked with young people and their families in various roles throughout my professional career and felt I could share some of my experience in the role as governor, to support the school to build on its existing achievements.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the gym, and reading.
Dr Ron Impey
I am a community governor at the academy, linked to the careers department. I find this very interesting and enjoy supporting the staff and students on careers related visits.
I was senior custodian at the academy for over thirteen years, until I retired in 2017. Since this time I have been a part time exam invigilator and also help at the academy on a voluntary basis.
Reverend Jutta Brueck
I have been the parish priest of St Thomas Church (C of E) on Bramford Lane since October 2015 and have been regularly taking assemblies at Westbourne Academy. I am delighted to be a Community Governor, supporting the school in building on its impressive achievements of the last five years. As a Church of England priest, I am immersed in the life of the local neighbourhood and prioritise involvement with our local schools. I bring experience of living in the UK as an immigrant and volunteer as a befriender with Suffolk Refugee Support.
Prior to moving to Ipswich, I was a parish priest in Cambridge and governor of a primary school. I also bring seven years of experience in Higher Education Chaplaincy in London and Cambridge. I hold a BA in European Business Administration, MSc in Accounting & Finance as well as MAs in Theology and Pastoral Studies.
I love music: singing and listening to a wide range of genres, reading, going to the cinema, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
I was appointed as a Community Governor in early 2019. I have a degree in History of Art and Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University, and I am currently working as a HR and payroll Team Leader at Schools Choice in Ipswich.
I found working closely with schools to be a rewarding and enjoyable experience and as a result I applied successfully to become a community governor at Westbourne Academy.
This fulfilling role has enabled me to develop my skills and enrich my experience of the education sector.
My experience as an ex-student and team leader within the education sector will, I believe be highly beneficial in maintaining and improving the welfare of students and staff at Westbourne Academy.
I am an outgoing and active individual with a competitive personality and a high level of personal fitness.
I recently returned from a year long trip to New Zealand where I worked as a tour guide and presenter in the Pompallier Mission Heritage site in Russell Island and played competitive netball in Hawkes Bay.