Pat Gilbert

Co-opted Governor

I’m a retired headteacher and I worked in special education for 30 years, mainly with primary aged children. I’ve had a long association with Gibside, since it first opened, and became a governor in 2016. It’s a privilege being a governor here and being able to contribute to the school’s development. I enjoy the varied demands of the role but especially the opportunities we governors get to meet our amazing pupils and celebrate their many and varied achievements. They’re inspiring!