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Meet the Governors

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. 

 

 

Emma Rettig (Co-chair)

Emma Rettig (Co-chair) 1

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.

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

Rhoda Badge

Rhoda Badge

 

 

 

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.

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

 

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

John Pasiecznik (Clerk to the Governors)

John Pasiecznik (Clerk to the Governors) 1

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.

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