Hello, my name is Jess Auton and I joined the Governing body at Pinewood in July 2020. I am the Local Authority Governor, nominated by a Hampshire County Councillor because of my involvement in the local community. I don’t have children but my Mum and Grandma were both teachers and I have always been inspired by those who work in education.
I am excited to be part of the fantastic team of governors at Pinewood. In my short time as a governor, it is clear that it is a school that strives to make a real difference to young people’s lives. The school environment is inclusive and welcoming, with children supported and encouraged to achieve their best.
The workings of the school are so different to my job as a solicitor, I am fascinated to learn about it. I hope the skills, knowledge and curiosity that I bring to the role of governor will make a positive contribution to the school in the years ahead.