Therese Comfort- Governor for Literacy

I have lived in the village for many years, having moved up from London in 1980. Both my daughters went to Sutton School and we have happy memories of their time there.

I am a retired primary school teacher. After a few years teaching in Hertfordshire and Germany, I moved to York working for both North Yorkshire and City of York. The last ten years of my career was as an adviser for Modern Foreign Languages for a government funded charity.  My role was to support primary schools across the country which were introducing and developing languages as part of their curriculum.

As well as an interest in languages, I very much enjoyed teaching English and am delighted to have been asked to be the governor for Literacy. Living nearby, means the rhythm of Sutton School is very much part of my life, whether it is seeing children running to school in the morning, hearing them during playtime or watching them walk home at the end of the day.  It is a lovely school and I feel it is a privilege to be part of its team.

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