Meet our new Parent Governor
Congratulations to Mathew Anthony on collecting the most amount of votes to become Acland Burghely's latest Parent Governor. Thank you to all parents for taking the time to vote and all the other candidates for taking part in what was a closely contested race. Read below for a reminder of Mathew's statement.
Mathew Anthony's statement
My mother abruptly decided to leave an abusive relationship and I moved to London as a young child.
Readjusting to life was quite exciting as I had lots of new opportunities; sports, music, DofE and I excelled in core subjects. I was quite a bright lad at school and won lots of medals in sports. I grew up in Tottenham and attended St Thomas More School in Wood Green.
When I left school, I hung out in the notoriously known Broad Water Farm, where shootings and stabbings occurred on a regular basis. I joined a known gang from Tottenham and witnessed a lot of my friends get killed and injured.
I got out of it in my early 20's and now help keep kids on the straight and narrow through my passion for sport and also have many different fundraising events to help raise money to take kids on residential trips and to support them. My passion to make a difference within the community is what drives me. I have worked with youth and teenage kids for the last 15 years.
I have twin boys in Y10 which I moved from another school to ABS. They absolutely love Acland Burghley and I have seen their confidence grow.
As a young, enthusiastic male I have been through a lot in life and understand what it is like to be a young person growing up in today’s society. I feel I can not only advise and support but act as a voice for the kids.