Elin Tattum is a very experienced full-time district nursing sister and team leader (qualifying in 2001), caring for people in their own homes and clinical settings. As a team leader she provides training, leadership and support for all community staff to ensure that excellent and safe patient care is delivered. This work has helped her hone her own expertise in building resilience while coping with the sensitive situations people sometimes find themselves in and helping those people through difficult times. In this respect her kindness and compassion are the valuable traits that make her approachable and supportive.
Elin is currently developing her leadership and management skills with the Leadership and Management course (ILM) sponsored by Llandrillo college.
She and her husband Pete have two daughters, one in Year 7 and one at Ysgol Brynffordd. Elin and Pete are heavily committed to their community and thoroughly enjoy being involved with a variety of fund raising and community improvement projects. Despite managing a demanding job and being a busy mum, Elin finds time to lead the local Brownies and help 7 to 11 year olds to develop their life skills. This experience has helped her develop her organisation skills and budgeting expertise, as well as working cooperatively with volunteers, parents and others.
Elin is passionate about education and wants to ensure our children get the best chance to succeed in life. She says, “I’ve witnessed the progress that has been made at Ysgol Treffynnon over the last 12 months and as a governor and a parent I want to help the school become a place the whole community can be proud of.”
From her perspective as a parent, Elin has been impressed with the way the school staff have successfully managed the transition of our youngest pupils from their primary schools into Year 7, ensuring that they settle in very quickly to start the next phase of their education.
Elin was raised locally in a bi-lingual household, enjoying speaking, reading and writing in Welsh. She says that over time her proficiency with Welsh has diminished, but still challenges herself and her children daily through speaking and reading the language that she is very keen to preserve.
She puts a high value her family time, getting away in the family caravan and walking their two black Labrador spaniels.
She concludes by saying, “I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to be a parent governor for Ysgol Treffynnon. I’m passionate about helping the school be successful and will work with the governing body to ensure we provide ‘Excellence in Everything’ we do!”