Local Committee members are a group of volunteers who include parents, staff and members of our local community. We have a wide range of expertise and experience but share a common commitment and passion for improving the education of the children at Pickhurst Infants Academy.
Our main role is to support, challenge and work with the Principal, Head of School and the school as a whole in providing high standards of education. We are fortunate to have a group of governors with a wide range of professional skills which are deployed to address the needs of the school in both the short and longer term. Our role is sometimes described as a ‘critical friend’, challenging and supporting the school to continually improve.
Local Committee members regularly visit the school and we also endeavour to communicate regularly with parents and others in the school community. If you have any questions for us, please feel free to contact any of us via the school. The list below gives you a quick run-down of who we all are.
Mrs Christina Moody
Chair of Local Committee
I have been a school governor since April 2015. I have four grandchildren, who are a joy and take up a great deal of my time. My background is in secondary and special education - specifically with children who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties. I am delighted to have been invited to join the Governing Body of Pickhurst Infant Academy. Pickhurst Infant Academy is an exceptional school with high expectations of every-one involved, pupils, parents, staff and governors. It is an exciting time for the school and I am pleased to be involved in the future development.
I joined the governing body as a parent governor in 2007 when my son was year 1. With a background in secondary education, I was keen to be more involved in the school as I felt that my experience could be of benefit. I became a community governor once my youngest son had left the school and became Chair of Governors in 2013. I consider being a governor at Pickhurst Infant Academy a real privilege. The parents, staff and governors of this school form a wonderful community but most importantly, it is a real privilege to be able to contribute in any way to improving the lives of our young children.
I am a Yorkshireman who has lived in South London since 1971 and West Wickham for 29 years. After a long career in Retail Management I retired at Xmas 2011. Since retirement I’ve been a busy volunteer in Charities, Sporting events and Education. I live in West Wickham and have been married to Sharon for 40 years. We have 3 adult children. “I’ve always believed that a good educational start in life is fundamental to success. I am passionate about literacy and numeracy, and want to do all I can with colleagues to ensure PIA is a leader in these areas”. I have been a Governor since 2013.
I have over 15 years of professional experience in Finance, Entrepreneurship, Consulting and Technology. I have worked for firms such as American Express, Inofsys Consulting, Financial Services Authority, Rockworth Management Partners and CMC Markets. I am currently running my own start-up in Internet Consumer space called Nurturey, as the Founder and CEO. I am a physical endurance sports enthusiast and regularly compete in events such as Toughmudder, Spartan Beast, Triathalons etc.