|Name:||Mr Bernard Charlesworth|
|Date of appointment:||23 March 2015|
|Term of office:||4 years|
|Appointing body:||Governing Body|
|Other school governance roles:||None|
|Attendance record (last academic year):||73%|
|*Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests, which may have a bearing on decisions they make|
I was born and brought up in Youlgrave and was educated at Lady Manners School. I now live in Darley Dale with my wife Jane, having seen both our daughters grow up and leave home to pursue their careers.
I spent over twenty years in retail before joining the support staff at Lady Manners School in the Premises Department. I believe this career has helped me to become confident in identifying and managing individual needs. Within the school I have progressed to become the Premises Manager, a position I thoroughly enjoy. One huge benefit of this role is that I feel I am in an excellent position to meet with all staff around the site from all departments, both curriculum and support. I help to improve their working environment and promote a positive, safe and friendly environment in which the students and staff work.
My interests include gardening, going to the theatre, reading and, when time allows, travelling.