Below you will find some information about each member of our Governing Board. Everybody has a different skill set which is used to help the Nursery School run as effectively as possible.
I joined the Governors as Co-Chair in May 2019. I work in Human Resources and my professional body encourages its members to volunteer through an organisation called Inspiring Governance. I was keen to get involved as I strongly believe that Early Years Education is key to a child’s long term success and I was looking for ways to give back to the community. I hope that my professional experience can help the governing body and Centre to continue to maintain the excellent high standards. I live in Glossop with my husband and when I’m not working or volunteering I can generally be found on the fells with my dog.
My name is Andrew Barraclough and I am the co chair of governors here at Gamesley.
I am a former Nursery Teacher myself and I am passionate about education. I am currently employed as a Performance Manager for an Apprenticeship Training Provider.
I had a strong sense that I wanted to give something back to the community and this led me to volunteer to be a governor.
I like the ethos and values here at Gamesley and the nursery is at the heart of the community.
"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 have been a governor for approximately 12 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 spent over 30 years working for local councils. I have always had an interest in education and am delighted to be Clerk to the Governors. I have lived in Hadfield for over 25 years, am married to Pat, a retired teacher, with three grown-up daughters two of whom are teachers.