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Governors

Name Category Appointing Body Date Appointed Committee/Link
(Attendance)
Attendance at FGB Meetings
Michael Routh Chair  FGB      September 2011
  • Finance (Chair)
  • SDS (Chair)
  • Personnel (Chair)
  • Health & Safety (Chair)
           2/3
Julia Carmichael Parent/Co-opted FGB Commenced: Dec 2012
  • SEND & Safeguarding (Chair)
           1/3
Elizabeth Evans   FGB Commenced: Feb 2016              3/3
Diane Frainer Headteacher  FGB

Commenced: May 2015

  • Finance
  • SDS
  • Personnel
  • Admissions (Chair)
  • SEND & Safeguarding
  • Health & Safety
  • EYPP & FSM
           3/3
Helen Gledhill  Parent  FGB Commenced: Feb 2017              DSP            2/2
Emma Kent Co-opted FGB Commenced: Feb 2016  

  • Health & Safety
  • Admissions
           3/3

Gabby McGhee

Co-opted   FGB Commenced: Feb 2016
  • EYPP & FSM
           3/3

Haider Mawji

Associate FGB  
  • Finance
           2/3

Rob Lennoz

Parent FGB Commenced: Feb 2016
  • Finance
           2/3
Patti Rio Green Parent  FGB Commenced: Feb 2017              1/2
Diane Szanto Staff Governor Staff  Commenced: Sept 2011
  •  Yorkies
           3/3
 

Nicolette Uys

Co-opted  FGB Commenced: Sept 2008
  • Finance
  • CPD
           2/3
Kate Bond Clerk to the Governors    
           
GOVERNORS WHO HAVE ALSO SERVED IN PAST 12 MONTHS
Tim Emler     Stepped down 14/07/15    
Sarah-Jane Hall     Stepped down Nov 2015    
Camilla Francis Teacher Governor  

Commenced Sept 2015

Stepped down 09/05/16

  • SEND & Safeguarding
 
Karen Kennedy Vice Chair  FGB Stepped down 2016
  • Finance
  • SDS
  • Personnel
  • Admissions
 
Simon Coleman Parent Governor FGB

Commenced: Dec 2012 (4 years)

Stepped down

  • EYPP & FSM
  • LEA link
 

SDS = School Development & Standards

EYPP & FSM = Pupil Premium and Free School Meals – Pupil Progress

CPD = Governor Training & Professional Development

None of the governors have any relevant business or pecuniary interests.

 

Mike Routh

I have been the Chair of Governors at York Road Nursery School now for 16 years. Both my two sons attended the Nursery and  I am very passionate about the sustainability of Nurseries in Hertfordshire.

 

 

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Elizabeth Evans

As a teacher and senior leader for over 15 years, I want to contribute to and build upon the outstanding practice that York Road Nursery School delivers. My son currently benefits from what York Road has to offer; its nurturing environment, careful encouragement of independence and early years tailored teaching and learning. We live locally and it is evident that parents old and new speak both fondly and proudly of the nursery school. And so, if you’ll excuse the cliche, I want to give something back to the very place that carefully supports and guides our little citizens as they head out into the world.

 

Diane Frainer

diane-fI have been the Headteacher at York Road Nursery School since April 2015. I have been working in education since 1999  and have 3 children of my own. We are the Lead School for DSPL1; leading schools and settings in Hitchin, Royston, Baldock and Letchworth to provide high quality provision for children with SEND.

I am passionate about early years and am working in support with the school Governors to take the school forward and continue to raise standards, with a particular emphasis on inclusion.

 

Helen Gledhill

I am a mother of two young children, one of which is now in Reception at Ickleford Primary School and the other in year 2.  I have lived in Hitchin, and now Ickleford, for 16 years and am originally from Lancashire. My children were born in Hertfordshire, and when my eldest child was born, I attended York Road and Oughton Head Children’s Centres and found the support invaluable. My son adored attending York Road Nursery school and the commitment to the children is wonderful to see, I am passionate about early help services and ensuring that children have the best possible start in life, therefore, being a governor helps me to give something back.

I have worked for Hertfordshire County Council for over 15 years. 11 years of which I commissioned services for Early Help and preventative services for children. I am now the Strategic Lead for Domestic Abuse in the Council, where I lead on the implementation of Hertfordshire’s Domestic Abuse Strategy.

Emma Kent

York Road Nursery is so well loved in the community; often spoken of with fond words and happy memories. I was delighted when my daughter started in 2015 and again with my son in 2016. It felt like the perfect time to offer my support in continuing the legacy of this special nursery and Early Years; “The first 5 years have so much to do with how the next 80 turnout”- Bill Gates

 

 

Gabby McGhee

My daughter attended York Road Nursery which she thoroughly enjoyed. My working background is within creative industries where I`ve had both buying and design roles producing children’s products. Currently I work part time locally with children.

I would to like to use my skills gained from my working life and give something back to the local community. I think it is important to help children to achieve goals through the best education and environment in their early years.

 

Haider Mawji

Haider MawjiMy daughter went to York Road and her experiences was so was positive that even today 4 years later she still talks about it. Therefore I wanted to give something back to and thought my commercial and financial experience may be of benefit to the Governing Body.

 

 

Rob Lennox

 
  I have a daughter who attends York Road and is thoroughly enjoying her time there. I wanted to show my support for the school and what it is doing for all its children. I felt I could contribute to this by becoming a governor.

 

 

Patti Rio Green

I left my role in Finance a year and a half ago, to work from home and spend more time with our son. He attended York Road, and  thoroughly enjoying every minute of being at the nursery.

I wanted to become a Governor to give something back to the nursery. I hope to do this by providing some of the skills picked up in my previous work, to ensuring that the nursery continues to be able to provide the great environment they are creating, for teaching the little ones how to become more independent, and shaping their early years in education.

 

Diane Szanto

 
After my sisters attending the nursery back in the 60’s, myself doing a year of my N.N.E.B. training here and both my own children attending the nursery in the 90’s. I was very pleased to join the nursery as a Nursery Nurse in 2000 and join the Governing body a few years later.

It is interesting and rewarding being involved with the Governing body, both as an associate governor and a member of staff, and to be part of decision-making which continues to keep York Road Nursery School the progressive community nursery that it is. 

Nicolette Uys

Nicolette UysI am an office manager/bookkeeper in my working life and take great pride in taxiing my children around to their various sporting and extra-curricular activities and watching them grow and succeed. Personal statement: Both my son and daughter attended York Road Nursery School and they had a wonderful time building on their foundation learning so therefore I felt I wanted to give back to the community by supporting the Nursery school.