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John Fryer – Co-opted Governor

My name is John Fryer and I have recently joined the Governing Body at Ralph Thoresby. I grew up and went to school in Leeds. I qualified as a teacher in 1979, did a Masters Degree at Leeds University, then lectured at Crewe and Alsager College of HE. I started teaching at Temple Moor High School in 1981 teaching PE and English. I moved into Special Schools in 1991 spending 17 years at Milestone/West SILC where I was Deputy Head.  I also did my Doctorate at Leeds University and NPQH during this period.  I moved on to be Head for 2 years at Brooklands Special School in Skipton before taking over as Principal at Broomfield South SILC in 2010 from which I retired in the summer of 2018.

I enjoy all sport, particularly football which I played for many years as well as following Leeds United through the many ups and downs!! I also like running, walking and cycling and have completed a number of marathons. I like to travel – I worked as a lifeguard in America for two summers whilst at college, have visited Africa, Asia, New Zealand and a number of countries in Europe – but feel when the weather is right there is not much to beat our lovely country!

I have worked with children of all abilities in my career and hope I can contribute and lend some experience to enhance the lives and opportunities of the students at Ralph Thoresby during my time as a Governor.

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