Viba Pavan Kumar
I am originally from Bangalore (India). We moved to Birmingham in 2002 and, except for a short stint in Nottingham, haven't really ventured far from Harborne! St. Peter's CofE Primary School has been a part of our lives for over 8 years and I feel privileged to be a part of this warm, close-knit community.
In my day job, I work as a Clinical Psychologist for Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. I am actively involved with forums and support groups for people with Down's Syndrome and have been part of local and national campaigns aimed at creating positive awareness around disability. As a part of my role, I try and keep up to date with good practice guidelines in inclusive education, research updates in relevant areas, grants and government policies on education/inclusion in mainstream settings. I also work closely with local support groups and have access to parent networks both locally and nationally.
Now that my children are more independent, I have been able to rediscover the joy of self-indulgence: yoga and napping! I am an avid reader and I find writing very cathartic. I also enjoy travelling. Over the last 4 years I have enjoyed working with the staff, parents and my colleagues on the Governing Body of St Peter's CofE Primary School and look forward to serving my second term as a Parent Governor.
If there's anything that you may want to bring to our attention or if there are any concerns that may need addressing, please feel free to contact me by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, I'm happy to have a quick chat on the school run.