My name is John Ricketts and I have been a Governor of Holne Chase since early 2019. Until recent times I was living with the family in Holland working for a Dutch company that did business around the globe and where I had responsibility for International development.
We have four Children, three of which are ‘relatively’ independent with their own families and one ‘fully’ dependent who is at uni in Sheffield studying Economics. Our Children have had a variety of educational experiences ranging between International, UK Boarding and State junior and primary schools and I have enjoyed a very positive engagement with their respective schools both as a parent and supporter through PTA’s and supporting work groups.
Whilst I have now retired from my career job I am working on a number of development projects and have an interest to support and participate in education through the role of Governor. I want to bring my experience, enthusiasm and energy to Holne Chase to support a school in the community.
I feel excited about the opportunity to contribute to the development of Holne Chase and the children that benefit from a great teaching team and serve the parents by bringing my experience and objectivity to the Governing board.