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Academies Trust

Creativity Responsibility Wisdom

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Emma Austen, Parent Director and Vice Chair of the Board

I have been a civil servant for over eleven years, working in a number of different departments across the country and indeed the world.  My currently role is within the Department of Work and Pensions as the Head of health and Safety, although a challenging national role I am predominantly working out of Grantham thus allowing me more time to work with the Trust. 

I took on the role as Parent Director to ensure that the vital parent voice of praise and concern was heard at all levels.  I am also the Deputy Chair of the St John’s PTFA so you will often see me selling cake or raffle tickets.  I find these roles complement each other ensuring I have the rounded views of parents to take to the Directors.

My husband is serving with the RAF and is away most of the week.  We have a son who attends St Johns.  I enjoy socialising with friends, hitting the gym when time allows and am the team manager for my son’s rugby team.