In August 2018, I retired after working as a Science teacher for 36 years at an Independent School in Newcastle-under-Lyme. During my time at the school I had a wide range of responsibilities with the main focus being pastoral care. As Head of Year 7 I was responsible for organising transfer from a range of Primary Schools into Year 7. I have been Contingent Commander of the Combined Cadet Force at the School since 2003 and I continue to undertake this role in my retirement.
In my retirement I wanted to become involved in a Primary School so that I could use my many years in education for the benefit of a School Community. As a teacher in my liaison visits to Primary Schools I realised that it is at these Schools that the foundations of a great education are laid. Such an education will assist pupils to achieve their full potential in life. Consequently, I became a Governor at Abbey Hulton Primary School in 2017. Since retiring, I have volunteered at the School assisting with Science teaching in Year 5 and 6. This has enabled me to help introduce pupils to the wonders of the Scientific world.
In 2019 I was appointed a Trustee at the Orchard Community Trust of which Abbey Hulton Primary School is one of the member Schools. My retirement has enabled me to rekindle a lifelong interest in railways aided by my Senior Citizen’s railcard!
My name is Guy Lawton and I am a Parent Governor at Abbey Hulton Primary School. I am 50 years of age and have lived in Abbey Hulton since 2000, although I was brought up in Kidsgrove. My wife and I are also foster carers and have had three foster children attend Abbey Hulton Primary, whilst been in care with us. My wife and step-daughters have also attended Abbey Hulton, while my granddaughter is currently a pupil with my grandson due to start nursery next year. I also work full time at Johnson Tiles in Tunstall and am also a keen Port Vale supporter and a season ticket holder.