Ms Vicki Laing
My name is Vicki Laing and I am the Local Authority governor.
My daughter and son have both attended St Philip Howard School and both currently attend Nicholas Breakspear Catholic School.
During my time as a parent with children in the school I had been heavily involved in the Friends of St Philip Howard, having been Chair of the committee for over 10 years. During that time the Friends raised around £100,000 for the school through events and fundraising initiatives. In July 2021, when my daughter left Year 6, I stepped down from that position. I have worked closely with staff at the school and I can honestly say I would not have wanted my children to go anywhere else. The support and care has been outstanding and prepared them for life beyond primary school. It truly is a great school.
In September 2021 I became a governor and hope that with the existing board of governors we can work with the staff to make St Philip Howard the best it can be. In my work life I am a Deputy Director of External Relations for the Royal Veterinary College working on alumni relations, events and community relations. I have a BA (Hons) degree in Business Studies and HR and am a member of the Institute of Fundraising (MFInst). As well as being on the governing board my additional duties are being a member of the Personnel Committee and am a link governor for KS1.
I look forward to meeting the current pupils, parents and the SPH community when the opportunity arises.