My name is Julia Bell and I became a foundation governor in 2018. I retired after a 37 year career in education in 2013. I originally trained in Music but changed direction in 1990 to Special Educational Needs, working in various special schools where children with PMLD, SEBD, MLD, Deafblind and the deaf were taught.
I have experience in mainstream schools and latterly as a Deputy Head for Inclusion, setting up a department for Inclusion in a brand new 11-18 school, which was subsequently recognised for its best practice for pupils with SEND.
I am passionate about children achieving their potential within a stimulating and exciting learning community, which fosters self-discipline and a thirst for knowledge. I believe that all children are entitled to an innovative curriculum that is inclusive, accessible and purposeful. I strongly value the dignity of all children irrespective of their level of difficulty.
I am also an active member of St. Stephen’s Church where I’m involved as a musician in the worship team; a member of the PCC; part of the Open the Book team; leader of a Home Group and a convenor of periodic All Age Worship events.