Hello, my name is Janette White. I am a member of St Stephen’s Church on Bird Street. I am a civil servant but am also currently studying part time for a BA (hons) degree in English Literature and Creative Writing. My love of reading and writing and the importance of these skills first prompted me to apply for a governor role within this school and I am very fortunate to have been recently appointed by the church to be a governor here. I believe it is important to uphold the Christian values of our school and also to nurture the faiths of all the children who attend here. Through learning about each other and by celebrating together we can reflect the diversity of Broadgate with all its varied customs and cultures. We can embrace our differences and create a culture of mutual respect, tolerance and understanding and I believe education is paramount in achieving this. Through education we build self esteem and self confidence and the school plays a vital role in providing a safe place to ask questions and promote a thirst for knowledge, amongst all our young people. As one of your newest governors I feel privileged to be able to be a part of your school and community and I look forward to working together in such a great place.