Mr Neil Wakelam Community Governor
I became a Community Governor at Cleves Cross in June 2018. It is my first governor role so I am still very much in listening and learning mode. After attending my first few governing body meetings, I have gained a valuable insight into how the school works and how the superb teaching and support staff are held to account by the different functions of each of the governing body members.
I look forward to helping the school keep up the good work going forward to ensure it is outstanding for many more years to come.
Personally, I have worked as a civil servant for 20 years for a number of government departments and I currently work for the Department for Education in Darlington. I have lived in County Durham all my life and I am passionate about ensuring that our school system is the best it can be to ensure that our children can achieve the best start in life.