Samantha Baker has previously served as a primary school governor and spent some of that time as Chair with the nominated role for child protection. Within that 10 year period she spent time on the personnel committee undertaking interviews, performance management and staff disciplinary roles. Also knowledge in numerous educational roles including Special Educational Needs, School Admissions and Attendance will be useful in assisting her with the Director role. Her current role deals with safeguarding and tracking children missing from education which has required her to maintain up to date Child Protection Training. As a director she believes that every child should have the chance to reach their full educational potential and be guided by the Academy to plan and access the educational opportunities and activities on offer whilst the Academy supports their learning journey.