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Crawley Ridge Junior School

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Tom McElligott

Tom McElligott – Co-opted Governor

Hi, my name is Tom and I have been a governor at CRJS since 2015. In that time I have worked with the school management team and other governors on the development of the school into the healthy & determined body it is today.

I have worked in finance in the Engineering & Manufacturing sector for 33 years; having been Group Finance Director and Chief Operating Officer to medium and large international engineering groups. I now work mainly with small and mid-sized businesses helping with business development and financial management processes.

I am married with 2 grown-up daughters, have lived in Camberley for 20 years and can now balance my work with volunteering activities, including being a governor at Crawley Ridge Junior School.

As an independent governor I see my role in the longer term to consider how the school should position itself for the next 5-10 years. This can be difficult with the social, financial and legislative pressures being placed on staff and therefore part of my job is to offer a wider perspective and support for the challenges being faced.