I am a Parent Governor with a young daughter who is in currently in Nursery and so at the very beginning of her school life journey. This has prompted me to volunteer in an area that I am passionate about and dedicate my professional expertise to help Ruislip Gardens School on its journey of continued improvement, to a school that the whole community is proud of and values. I have a degree in Psychology (including areas of Child Psychology) and 13 years experience in Data & Marketing. More recently I have trained with Hillingdon Council as a Mentor for young and vulnerable people and work closely with the Early Intervention & Prevention Services. I want to contribute and help make a difference to the strategic leadership of the school because I am a strong believer that a well-rounded positive primary education experience gives children the confidence and thirst for knowledge that will give them a solid foundation for a happy & successful future. If every pupil and every teacher feels Educated, Inspired and Empowered then for me that is a sign of sign of success! I will be particularly flying the flag for continued engagement with parents and teachers so please do share with me any thoughts/concerns/ideas throughout the year.
Alice is a class teacher at Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
With a background of 12 years experience working as a senior manager in a fast paced retail environment for Marks & Spencer and more recently for the last 6 years as a director for global serviced office provider Regus Group, I bring a multitude of experience and skills for the role as Governor. In my current director role my responsibilities include leading a senior management team to achieve success through their people and hold them to account for delivery of successful results. With experience in strategic planning, financial analysis and collaborative partnerships, I hope to greatly contribute to the success of the school, working in partnership with the other Governors and School Leadership Team. I have two children attending the school currently and a third joining shortly, so am committed to do all I can to help drive and improve the school's achievements through the pupils academic and social development, for many years to come. When you see me about the school, please feel free to approach me to contribute any ideas you may have for the growth of the school, as I would be delighted to hear them.
Co-opted Governor (Chair of Governors)
I applied to become a co-opted Governor for two reasons. Firstly because I am passionate about our public sector and the value it can add to everyone's lives. Secondly, having brought up two children of my own, I recognise the importance of education in helping children to become the best that they can and to lead fulfilling adult lives. The first years of schooling can and should instil a positive approach to learning that will act as a firm foundation as children move on to high school and the rest of their school career. I have spent the last 35 years working in the NHS. During this time I have worked as a nurse and a manager and for the last 9 years as a director. I will use the skills and experience I have gained to support the school in its ongoing development and achievement of it's vision and aspirations for the children of Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
Local Authority Governor
As the local parish priest, I feel it is important that I am actively involved in the local community. I particularly value, and enjoy, working alongside our schools, getting to know pupils, parents and staff and helping to ensure that Ruislip Gardens Primary School continues to offer our children a good foundation. I have been the parish priest at St Paul's Church, Ruislip Manor for four and a half years during which time we have refurbished the church to make it a place for the local community. This has given me a good insight into the challenges that churches and schools face to ensure that their premises are safe and fit for purpose. We enjoy welcoming the schools into the church and their participation in church community events.
Everything that happens in our childhood remains in our life. I’ve been volunteering in different roles, some of them helping NGO’s to develop their business and strategic plans. I have three children, one currently in school, the other will join next September and the third one in a couple of years. I want to contribute to the growth of the school and help all children to create their roots to a place where they can be safe, understood and happy. I also have 13 year’s experience in the oil&gas sector, leading programs in health, safety and environment. I am currently working for a national NGO, running one of their local charity shops. As part of my commitment to working with others, I am studying Counselling Skills to be able to help others in more difficult situations.
Jen is an Assistant Headteacher at Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
The bio for Jay will be updated on Fri 20 Apr 18.
I decided to apply for the parent governor position because I am aware of our collective responsibility rather than individual responsibility in offering all children real opportunities to learn and develop and I believe I can bring a positive contribution to the Governing Body with my good situational judgement, critical thinking and analytical skills, competencies acquired in my job as a full time train driver, during my studies for a Degree in Environmental Management which I completed in 2017 and in my experience as a parent of a child in Year 2. I am interested in education and keep myself informed in the latest research in learning, education and parenting and as a parent governor I can draw on my knowledge to contribute in setting the school’s objectives, policies and targets making sure that the quality of learning for our pupils is uppermost in the staff’s work and decisions. I intend to play an active role in helping the school improve the Ofsted report and its strengths and wish to get involved into building community relationships as part of my collective commitment vision.
I volunteered to be a parent Governor because I want to be part of my local community and help in any way possible. I also wanted to be part of my daughter's school life, see what they do and join her and the other children whenever possible. I am a carer and I love and enjoy helping. I love children and that is why I volunteered as well. I also love singing and I do it when I am off care work. I am looking forward to meeting parents and their children and hopefully get to know them better as we are new to this area.
Sheila is a Deputy Headteacher at Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
The bio for Jill will be updated on Fri 20 Apr 18.
Marc is the Headteacher of Ruislip Gardens Primary School.