Sarah Clasper

Name: Sara Jane Clasper
Category of Trustee: Director
Appointed by: Board
Term of office end date: 2023

Trustee role/responsibilities:

  • Vice Chair of the Board of Directors
  • Pay Review Committee Chair

Business interests declared:

  • Club Secretary – Shincliffe Juniors FC
  • Working at Durham University

Details of other schools where you also govern/are a trustee: None
Details of any relationships with school staff, including spouses, partners and relatives: None

I am a qualified Solicitor and worked in private practice in Hartlepool and Newcastle for 15 years before moving to an in-house role at Durham University in 2017.  I am also qualified as an accredited mediator following completion of the Interpersonal Mediation Practitioner’s Certificate (IMPC) qualification in 2020.

I initially became a Governor at school after my eldest son started in Reception as I wanted to be involved in helping to make a contribution to the school and the community, supporting and challenging the school to continue to be an outstanding place for both pupils and staff.  Whilst serving as a Governor, I was invited to become a Director of the Academy Trust.

I live in Ferryhill with my husband and 2 children in a busy, football mad household! My spare time is spent helping to run a local football club (Shincliffe Juniors) where I have been Club Secretary for several years.  I am also an FA qualified football coach, working with the youngest children at the Club aged between 4 and 6 years old.