Weʼre raising £500 to support Chiltern Wood School, a special school for pupils with complex needs, from Moderate to Profound&Multiple Learning Difficulties
- High Wycombe, UK
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Super excited to have won a place to represent Chiltern Wood School in the Celebrity Superhero Triathlon (www.superheroseries.co.uk ) alongside the irrepressible Team Captain Shaun Gash!
Chiltern Wood School is a special school catering for over 200 amazing children and young people living with a range of learning difficulties and disabilities. The pupils of Chiltern Wood School and their amazing staff are the reason why I decided to overcome my Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)-related social anxieties and accepted to become Chair of Governors for 2017-18 as it was considered I had all the other skills to lead the Governing Body. My ASD makes it very easy to stand for making the children and young people's educational system fairer and to fight for them to be able to access all the support they need to achieve their full potential, whether their disability is visible or not.
Our school's motto is "Success through Wellbeing" for all our school community. What this means for our staff is that we promote initiatives for mental and physical health. Mental health for educational professionals in the workplace is a topic particularly important to me as my youngest sister, who was working in education, found it hard to cope with the pressure of the job. I believe this played a big part in her decision to end her life at the tender age of 25, this was 2 years ago. At Chiltern Wood, regular physical exercise is promoted, eg with Yoga classes and individual/team challenges. For instance, several members of staff have recently completed the Brighton Marathon and our headteacher Bradley Taylor runs triathlons.
Since Bradley and I are both competitive I'd like to show him that he may be an Iron Man triathlon competitor headteacher but I am a Wonder (Chair-)Woman and could raise more awareness and money for the school than he did at his last triathlon!
Please would you help me beat our headteacher's fundraising record?
Dr. C. (Chair of Governors 2017-18)
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Jul 29, 2018
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Jul 24, 2018
I hope the weather is bearable on the day, but at least you'll be in the water anyway! All the very best, rather you than me!
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High Wycombe, UK
Hi I'm Dr. C., this year's Wonder (Chair-) Woman of Chiltern Wood School. I have embraced leading our amazing school's Governing Board through recent restructures and financial challenges. I remain an advocate for Equalities and Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
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