Name:Sara Jane Clasper
Category of Trustee:Director
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
Brief details: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. 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 the past 2 years, and I recently became a qualified football coach, working with the youngest children at the Club aged between 4 and 6 years old.
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.