Marion Ponting

Co-Opted Governor

All my life I have been involved in education. I trained at Oxford in the early seventies and taught first in a school in West Sussex, before joining the Service Schools Education Authority and moving to a school in Oslo, Norway. Following a short couple of years there, I was posted to Germany where I spent the next fifteen years in a variety of schools. During these years I met a very wide variety of families and children as well as enjoying and experiencing a rich seam of cultures and traditions.

Following the fall of the Berlin wall, with the subsequent drawn down of troops and closure of many garrisons and bases, I returned to East Sussex.

I worked in East Sussex for twenty two years, and have recently retired from the headship of a small local Primary School.

I am passionate about children and their learning and hope that I can bring some of my expertise, knowledge and experience to enable children at the newly formed Parkland Federation achieve amazing outcomes and set them on the path for a fulfilled and rich future.