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Lesley Gaskell

Name: Miss Lesley Gaskell
Date of appointment: 1 September 2014
Term of office: 4 years
Appointing body: Vicar of Bakewell
Other school governance roles: None
Business interests*: None
Material interests: TBC
Attendance record (last academic year): 36%
*Governors are required to declare any business or pecuniary interests, which may have a bearing on decisions they make

Lesley GaskellI joined the Governing Body of Lady Manners School in January 2003 as a Foundation Governor and enjoy it immensely.

I live in Tideswell with my husband, Phil, and have three daughters. All three girls have been to Lady Manners School and thoroughly enjoyed their time at school from both an academic and social point of view. It has served them well for a good solid start in adult life.

Having had children at school gives great insight and helps in many ways with the tasks undertaken by a governor.

I have a BA (Hons) Degree in Law and have been a practising solicitor since 1984. I am a consultant with a local firm Thorneycroft Solicitors, based at Whaley Bridge office, serving the High Peak, Hope Valley and Derbyshire Dales. I believe that my professional experience is of assistance to the position of Governor.

I am proud to be involved in the Governing Body of the school and hope that my input is of benefit to all concerned.