Amelia Southgate

Amelia Southgate
Co-Opted Governor

I am a secondary school science teacher at Charter Academy in Portsmouth. I joined the academy as part of the Teach First initiative, having graduated from Cambridge University with a first class honours degree in Natural Sciences. Before teaching, I spent six months working in the Education Funding Agency at the Department for Education. I am undertaking a part-time Masters qualification in Transformational Leadership whilst teaching.

I am interested in all aspects of education, and hope that as a governor at Redwood Park I can contribute to the future development of the school. Having seen first hand the many struggles that children growing up on the South Coast face, I am passionate about the power that education has to change this. 

On a personal level, my main interest is sport, particularly football. I play football for Southampton Saints, and I previously captained my University side, and my county. I am also an avid Colchester United FC supporter.