Yvette Thomas

Board Member

Sport Sector knowledge and experience – 4/10
All round sports enthusiast in her youth and a huge football supporter attending matches at WWFC and Chelsea whenever possible.

Health Sector knowledge and experience – 3/10
Works in partnership with Public Health colleagues on children’s health and well-being agenda.

Education Sector knowledge and experience – 10/10
A Secondary teacher by profession with FE and Headship experience spanning 34 years, Yvette has worked abroad as well as in the UK . Yvette was seconded to work with UNESCO as an Associated Schools Project Coordinator and supported schools across the Caribbean to form links and work on UNESCO themed projects together.

She has worked as a School Improvement Advisor and supported schools on a range of improvement issues over the past 16 years.

In her current role Yvette does much work on anti-discrimination with schools on the Equalities agenda, delivering training to teaching staff and professionals working with children and young people. For her work on anti-racism Yvette was inducted into the Hall of Fame at Show Racism the Red Card in 2016.

Former Governor at a local FE College.

Communication skills and experience – 10/10

Yvette is an experienced Equalities Trainer delivering training to professionals across the County and beyond. She has successfully written and won several Erasmus + bid applications working on a range of projects in partnership with schools and partner agencies in Bucks as well as across Europe. Being a successful communicator is part and parcel of her everyday role at work, identifying needs and then delivering successful outcomes for schools.

Ability to affect change – 10/10
The ability to work with a range of partner agencies and professionals in an ever changing education field has been pivotal to the success that Yvette has achieved over the years. Identifying opportunities and motivating others to see the potential within change wherever possible.

Commercial expertise and experience – 3/10
Limited expertise and experience but keen to learn more and support in the identification of potential commercial opportunities available