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.
Chair to Governors
"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."
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.
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.
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.
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.