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Parent Representative Governor: Mrs Sophia Kapcia

Parent Representative Governor: Mrs Sophia Kapcia


Full name:Sophia Kapcia
Category of GovernorParent Governor
Appointed byParent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates
Term of office/date elected25/10/2023
Relevant business interests – involvement in governance of any other educational establishments

Glenmead School

Pecuniary interests (material interests arising from relationships between governors and/or governors and staff including spouses, partners, close relatives)None
Relevant skills and expertise you are bringing to the role of governor.

I am eager to become a governor as I believe my unique blend of academic background, extensive teaching experience, and governance involvement equips me to make a meaningful contribution to the school community.


My academic journey, marked by a Masters degree in education and ongoing pursuit of a Ph.D. using an intersectionality framework, provides me with a robust academic foundation and a nuanced understanding of educational principles. This academic background positions me to bring a fresh perspective and innovative insights to the governance role.


With over 20 years of experience as a Teacher of English, I bring a wealth of knowledge in strategic planning, teaching, and learning implementation. My tenure as a teacher has not only honed my pedagogical skills but also instilled in me the importance of strategic planning for effective educational outcomes. I am well-versed in translating strategic initiatives into actionable plans and ensuring their successful implementation.


My experience in leadership roles has further strengthened my ability to make informed decisions, foster collaboration, and provide effective leadership. Over the years, I have successfully navigated a range of challenges, honing strong analytical and problem-solving skills. This practical experience positions me as a governor who can contribute to addressing various issues faced by the school community.


As a governor, I have gained a deep understanding of governance structures and compliance requirements. This direct involvement has given me insights into the intricacies of effective governance, ensuring alignment with best practices and legal standards.


Communication is a core strength, as evidenced by my ability to engage with diverse stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, and community members. This skill is crucial for fostering a positive and inclusive environment within the school community. My passion for education and commitment to creating a conducive learning environment align seamlessly with the goals and values of the school.


I am dedicated to staying informed about educational trends, policies, and best practices through continuous professional development and active networking within the education community. This commitment reflects my understanding of the evolving nature of education and the need for continuous learning to stay abreast of the latest developments.


My collaborative approach to teamwork ensures a collective effort toward achieving common goals and addressing challenges. I am enthusiastic about the prospect of contributing my skills, experience, and passion for education to the governance of the school, fostering a positive and thriving educational environment for all stakeholders.

Why I wanted to be a Governor

My enthusiasm for education is unmistakable through my ongoing commitment to staying abreast of current trends and best practices. I am devoted to cultivating an inclusive and supportive learning environment, empowering students to achieve their full potential.


The mission and values of St. Barnabas School resonate with me, and I am eager at the prospect of contributing to the school's ongoing success. With confidence in my skills, dedication, and genuine passion for education, I believe I am well-suited for the role of Parent Governor.


Serving as a Parent Governor excites me, presenting an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of students at St. Barnabas School.