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Meet the Governors

The Centre has a Board of Governors for the Nursery School (Over 3’s) whose job it is to make sure the Over 3’s is managed appropriately.  The governors meet at least three times a year, develop policies for the Centre, interview and appoint staff, take part in activities of the Centre and represent us at County levels.

 

Members of the Governing Body represent various parts of the community.

 

 

Board of Governors: Roles, committees & terms of office

Attendance at Full Governing Board 2016-2017

Rachael Hinchliffe

 

Rachael Hinchliffe

 

Chair to Governors

Jackie Riley

Jackie Riley

 

 

"I have been involved with the Centre since 1973 as I was one of the first teachers appointed when it first opened. At first as it was a joint venture between Education and Social Services there was no governing body at that time. A management committee was formed and I was a member of that and later became a governor when a governing body was formed.
I have always found working at the Centre to be extremely stimulating and my aim as been the pursuit of excellence both as teacher and governor."

Jackie Riley

Nick Rogers

Nick Rodgers

 

 

 

I became a governor almost three years ago. I manage the Local Community Cafe and initially was approached by the head and asked if I would be interested in becoming a Community Governor. I wasn't sure what role I could play. During the past few years I have learned a lot about the way in which the Centre works. The Cafe is at the heart of the community and I already knew many of the children and parents who would be using the Centre.  I wanted to make a positive contribution to the Community and being involved at the Centre helps me to do that.

Nick Rogers

Rhoda Badge

Rhoda Badge

 

 

 

I have been a governor for 8 years now, I first became a governor when my youngest child was in nursery. Both my children attended the nursery and I was keen to get involved and help out where I could. I am a speech and language therapist, and hope that my skills can contribute to the centre, whilst keeping me up to date with nursery education.

Rhoda Badge

Clare Isherwood

Clare Isherwood

 

I've been a Governor since March 2013 and was approached by Julie as my daughter was attending the Centre at the time. I wanted to be involved in my daughter's experience at the Centre, to understand the workings of early year’s education and to help maintain the excellence status.
My background is in further and higher education where I have taught and worked in a supportive role for many years. I have a BA (Hons) Art and Design and a PGCE in post-16 teaching.
I currently co-run a non-for-profit community group, Glossop Arts Project which enables people from the Glossopdale area with long-term health conditions, mental health issues and learning disabilities to access our weekly groups in a creative and friendly environment.
I live, work and play in Glossop.

Clare Isherwood

Rachel Claydon

Rachel Claydon

 

Julie Meaton

Julie Meaton

 

 

I have worked at Gamesley Early Excellence Centre as a senior teacher since January 2000 and was appointed staff governor in 2002. I became "Deputy to Centre" in 2006 and SENCO in January 2015. I am passionate about Early Years Education and feel that there is no greater privilege than helping children to grow and develop and watching them leave the Centre as confident, happy and well adjusted children. I love my role as SENCO and find great joy in helping both the children and families to access the help and support which they need, both within the teaching/learning environment and outside. I am married with three grown up children and I have a very handsome soft coated wheaten terrier!! I am also a committed Christian and enjoy playing a part in my local church. 

Sharon Higginbottom

 

 

I’ve been a governor for 2 years now, I represent the staff for the centre. I have been employed by the centre for 18 years in one capacity or another working in every area of the centre, from a crèche worker to the OOSC, on to the over threes, then babies and toddlers. I am currently back in the over three’s which is truly the age group I so enjoy working with. I am currently in my final year of study. I have been taking the BA (hons) course in Early Childhood studies, which I hope to complete this summer.

Sharon Higginbottom

Janet Ackers

 

Janet Ackers

Liam Holly

Glen Curtis

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