Claire Lewis is a Parent Governor at Excelsior Academy. She is the warden and treasurer of St Margaret’s Church. She runs a youth club, toddler group and the Sunday school at the church. A trustee with N.A.P.I (Newcastle Action for Parents and Toddler Groups Initiative), she is on the PCC of the Benwell and Scotswood parish and the treasurer of Friends Of Rainbird PTA. She is a qualified journalist who worked for the BBC for ten years before giving up to take care of her family. She has a degree in drama focusing on theatre for education and voice coaching and has taught on the BTEC performance course at Northumberland College.