Donna Fryer (Vice Chair)
I became a community governor at Brigg Primary School back in 2011. Whilst at that time I did not have any children I had worked in schools through my roles with West Lothian Council and North Lincolnshire Council supporting ICT on both the administrative and curriculum networks. Back in 2005 I moved to a new job which meant I no longer had any involvement with schools and the education environment. At this point I felt that I wanted to re-establish a link with education and contribute to raising standards for children, and aid the provision of opportunities for them to achieve their full potential.
Being a former pupil of Brigg Primary School (albeit in its former Glebe Road site) and being a resident in Brigg applying to become a governor here was an obvious choice. The school is a very friendly, happy place where it is evident that the children feel safe and supported in their learning. I, along with the other Governors and staff, are very keen to promote these values. I find volunteering as a school governor rewarding as it provides an insight into the challenges faced in education, and an opportunity to make a difference in the local community.
I now work as an ICT Strategic Delivery and Change Manager and am able to apply my skills (and develop new ones!) whilst undertaking my duties as a Governor.
I became a co-opted governor at Brigg Primary School in February 2016. I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor in the construction industry working for a firm in Scunthorpe called Gardiner & Theobald LLP. I have had significant involvement in the construction of school buildings including a number of new Academies in Grimsby and Immingham as well as the Building Schools for the future programme for North Lincolnshire Council delivering seven new or refurbished secondary schools as well and the Humber UTC all within budget. As part of my job I have significant experience of public procurement and tendering and have worked extensively with councils and schools in the planning, tendering and delivery of education construction projects. I moved to the Brigg area about 12 years ago and love the area and the people. I try and keep fit by playing hockey for Brigg Hockey Club and the rest of my free time is spent with my wife and two young children.