Our Governors

Claire Knott

I was elected as a parent governor in December 2021. I have two children at Cavendish and another little one at home.

I’m currently a stay at home parent but my background is in education. I’m a secondary school teacher and I taught in state schools for several years, in Oxfordshire where I trained and in London. In my last role I was head of Key Stage 3 English, and I was responsible for overseeing the curriculum and reviewing pupils’ progress, identifying where interventions and support may be needed. Part of that role also involved working with local primary schools, to ensure a continuity in the teaching and marking of literacy between Year 6 and Year 7. I also oversaw the student teacher programme in the English department, acting as a mentor and providing training and feedback.

I am passionate about education and helping children to fulfil their potential and I look forward to contributing to Cavendish in my new role as governor.