Spotlight on…Martin Davies, Governor
Tell us a little bit about yourself:
Martin is a semi-retired Director of a small IT consultancy and services company based in Evesham; he has lived in Bredon for approaching forty years. Martin and his wife Jean, who was the School Secretary at Bredon Hancock’s First School for many years until her retirement in 2009, have three daughters all of whom were educated at Bredon Hancock’s followed by Bredon Hill Middle School and Prince Henry’s High School. Martin can often be seen walking Lola the beagle through the village and on the surrounding field paths, and on Bredon Hill.
Why did you want to become a governor?
Martin first became a Governor of Bredon Hancock’s in 1990; he was invited to join the Governing body and it seemed like a worthwhile thing to do in order to support the school that his three daughters were then attending. Martin has served terms as Vice-Chair of Governors and has also played a significant role in various committees, including the one responsible for the Head Teacher’s performance appraisal. However, Martin’s specialisation has always been the financial management aspects of the school, which over the years have become increasingly important as responsibility has been devolved from the Local Authority to the school. Martin has used his financial and business rigour and acumen to ensure that the school has always been in a strong financial position that consequently enables it to deliver the desired and expected educational outcomes. Martin has served on the Governors’ Finance Committee for many years and has chaired it several times, including at present.