Jennifer Ryatt - Parent Governor

My name is Jennifer Ryatt; I have lived in Leeds all my life. I have two sons who both attend Horsforth School.

My working background is more than 25 years. in the Financial Services where I have undertaken a variety of roles e.g. Audits, Health & Safety, Risk, People Management & Development, Budgets & Project Management. Currently, I head up a Department. being responsible for 100+ people where our key role is governing & controlling departments. I also play a key part in organising several conferences each year for the company which I thoroughly enjoy.

More importantly, my motivation to act as a Governor comes from my desire to put some of my work and life experience back into my local community by offering tangible support and time. The school is committed to ensuring our children are nurtured to reach their absolute potential and I feel privileged to be part of such a team.

My interests away from work are enjoying time with family/friends, usually involving food and drink.  I enjoy trying to keep fit although don’t spend as much time as I would like on it but with my close friends we have taken on challenges for charity such as cycling Leeds to Liverpool and the Way of the Roses – Morecombe to Bridlington. .

More importantly as a parent governor I would like to be ensure views of the parents are heard. Please feel free to contact me  me (via the school website;  with any issues or questions you may have and I will endeavor to assist you.