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 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.
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
I became a co-opted Governor mainly because I am passionate about education and the importance education plays in molding the next generation. Having had a background in commodities trading and finance, both in Singapore and London, I was keen on providing my expertise to the service sector and also to learn and understand how the future generation are being molded in our schools. I have spent the last 14 years working for an integrated oil company as a trader and oil financier looking at major crude oil projects around the world and moving crude oil from one geographies to another to optimize value. This role has provided me valuable experience in long term financial planning and analysis. I also come with experience in contract negotiations and regulatory matters which are of high importance while trading crude oil. As governor of Ruislip Garden Primary School and Co-chair of the Resources Committee, my aim is to guide and assist the school to achieve its vision to be one of the top rated school in the locality. With gifted children and proven teaching talent already in place, I am confident that our school will continue to have a prominent place in the society as one of the inspirational places to mold our new generation. I am excited to be part of the governing team and look forward to working with the school in achieving its aims.
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.
I recently applied to be a part of the governing body in order to support the school at an important time. I have finance and administration experience from various works roles including my current role as a schools finance officer for a local primary school. I am keen to use my skills and experience in order to contribute effectively to the strategic leadership of the school. I’ve been a local resident for many years and have previously served as a parent governor for eight years when my children attended this school. I’ve campaigned locally on community issues over the years and feel that with a strong school community we have the best chance of achieving the goal of giving all the children the best primary educational experience possible.
Nicky is the Headteacher of Ruislip Gardens Primary School.
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.