Jo Jones

I have lived in Scole for nearly 30 years with my husband Peter. The village has changed a lot in that time and the opening of the two bypasses gave the village the opportunity to become a closer community; having been divided for decades by two busy roads.

I have two children, my son lives in Dickleburgh and my daughter in Diss, and three grandchildren. Now retired, I had a career in the civil service which included time spent organising and delivering Youth Training Schemes, and twenty one years teaching in primary schools in Norfolk and Suffolk. My time is now spent with my grandchildren and working with the Palgrave Rainbows and Brownies. When I have spare time I like to read, cook and make craft objects such as home made Christmas cards. I have recently bought an electric bicycle so I can explore the countryside but you will only see me on it when the sun is shining!

Nothing is more important than the early years of a child’s education. Establishing a sound foundation of basic skills and knowledge will mean that the child is prepared to meet the challenges that secondary, further education and life will bring. Children must enjoy learning and understand that it is a lifelong process, not one that will end when they reach sixteen or eighteen years of age. This is vital so that they can be successful in a world where technology is developing at an alarming rate.

I believe I have the background to enable me to support Scole school, both it’s staff and children, and help it continue to be very successful in the future.