Tricia Reid, RN, RM, SCPHN, SCPT, BSc (Hons) is both a Parent Governor and a member of the Executive Committee of the Friends of Queen Elizabeth’s.
“I wish to give something back to QE, where my son attends and where he is very fortunate to have a very positive experience of School,” she says. “Thus, I bring time, commitment and enthusiasm when I can. I have a strong belief in safeguarding children, improving life chances and allowing them maximum opportunities to realise their full potential and to flourish in education, work and life, whatever their background.”
Mrs Reid has a background in health and safeguarding children and has worked for some 30 years, closely affiliated to health professionals, local authorities and schools. She is currently employed as a Health Visitor in Harrow.
Her primary and secondary education took place in Ireland. A Registered General Nurse and Registered Midwife, she holds a degree in Midwifery from King’s University and qualified as a Specialist Community Public Health Nurse through taking another degree at Southbank University. Mrs Reid has worked in various London hospitals, including Northwick Park, Kings College and St Mary’s, and in specialisms including ITU (Intensive Therapy Unit), A&E and orthopaedics.
At QE, her support includes attending plays, concerts and other occasions, as well as serving on the FQE committee leading on hospitality events.
In addition to her service at QE, she has: chaired the Parents’ Association at St Michael’s Catholic Grammar school; been involved with the Parent-Teacher Association at a primary school; served as a catechist helping children about to receive their first communion in the Catholic Church; helped to run Beavers and Scouts groups in Totteridge and assisted with a youth club in Mill Hill.
She has been a Governor at QE since 2016. “Seeing the impact of our work gives me so much pleasure: QE School governance has got to be one of the best forms of voluntary work there is!”