Governor Pen Portraits
Find out a little more about our Governors at South Normanton Nursery School
Name and type of Governor
|Reason for becoming a Governor||A glimpse into my life ....|
|I am the Headteacher of the school and I work closely with the rest of the Governing Body in ensuring that we have a clear strategic direction and vision and that we provide the best care and education for our children. By working together and ensuring that we have a clear plan of why and how we can develop, we will continue to make South Normanton Nursery School the best it can be.||I spend time out of school with my family going to the theatre and taking long walks. I am a big football fan, previously running two football teams. I also go to watch my favourite team with my son.|
Chair of Governors
|I applied to be a Governor because I really want to help our amazing nursery continue to be outstanding. Placing my daughter in this nursery was the best thing we've ever done and watching her develop is amazing. I wanted to help ensure that many more parents get to experience this and that we don't stand still but continue to move the teaching and nursery forward. I've worked in the public sector for a long time and believe in creating somewhere where every child can develop and be the best they can.||In my spare time I love to ice-skate particularly with my daughter. I am working in improving my figure skating. I enjoy walking in the Peak District and getting out and about and exploring the local area. I love to be active and don't like to stay still for too long!|
I applied to be a Parent Governor because I'd like to help the nursery continue its' outstanding standards and offer my support and help when needed. I have worked in childcare for 18 years and currently work as an Early Years Curriculum Lead, I also feel I have a lot of ideas to offer, and will go above and beyond to ensure the children have the best start to education. I feel honoured to be a part of the Governing Body. My little boy attends this nursery and I can see a great change in him.
|In my spare time, I enjoy being creative, listening to music and doing yoga. But more than anything, I love exploring in the woods; making mud pies; collecting natural resources to make stick men and jumping in puddles with my little boy.|
I love nothing more than going on adventures with my little girl and husband. We enjoy visiting farms, fun fairs and going for walks.
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I applied to be a Governor because ever since visiting the nursery on an open day with my little girl, before she had even turned one, I thought it was amazing. She is now attending and absolutely loves it. I would like to contribute in any way I can to help continue to provide an outstanding environment for our little ones I have worked in childcare for 16 years and am currently a teacher in a SEN school so hopefully I will be able to bring plenty of ideas and support.
When I am not working I love to spend quality time with my two girls, husband and our doggies. We love trips out to parks. Farms and adventures in the woods. We love a bit of arts and crafts, baking and messy play too – the messier the better.
Vice-chair of Governors
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(T & L Lead)
|I am the Teacher, Leading on Teaching and Learning and work full time in nursery. I am a Co-opted Governor and have been a member of the Governing Body since my appointment as teacher back in 2007. I see my Governing Body role as very important. Firstly stepping up as Acting Headteacher to maintain our high standards at nursery and then supporting our new Headteacher, but also helping to keep the rest of the Governing Body well informed of the teaching and learning in nursery. I am able to share with the other governors, from first hand experience, how as a staff we have the highest expectations for every child and maintain the highest possible standards for all the children in nursery as we prepare them for a life of living and learning.||Outside of nursery, I love spending time at home with my family and exploring the countryside around my home. I enjoy films that make me think and songs that make smile and I listen to live music whenever I can.|