Kings Cross – Kate Greenaway School needs governors

Sandpit Julian Grenier, Head Teacher the Kate Greenaway school has sent in the following appeal for new governors.

'Kate Greenaway Nursery School and Children's Centre is looking to co-opt two community governors, to join its governing body.

The governing body is very welcoming. Meetings have a formal agenda and papers to read in advance, and all meetings are conducted in a friendly and straightforward way. It's a good way to find out more about how services for children are operated and to play a part in making sure they work for local people.

Kate Greenaway is a delightful nursery school just off York Way, in York Way Court, with 65 children from 6 months to rising five years old on roll. The community services programme reaches about 400 local families with children up to 5 years old, offering popular Stay and Plays five days a week, home visiting, health promotion events, family support, and help to parents who want to further their education and training, or want to return to work.

The whole budget is controlled by the governing body, who set the strategic direction of the centre. We are looking for interested local people in the community to join the governing body and help to develop an already successful community resource even further.

If you are interested in this, you would need to be able to commit to attending three full meetings a year (one every term, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm). Childcare and other expenses can be claimed. You will also be available to visit at least once a term, and generally stay in touch and take a close interest in the centre's development. All governors are required to have an enhanced CRB check, which Islington Council undertakes. Islington also runs a programme of governor training.

To find out more about Kate Greenaway see – www.kategreenaway.ik.org

If you are interested in being considered for the governing body, please email the headteacher Julian Grenier julian.grenier@islington.gov.uk

About William Perrin

Active in Kings Cross London and South Oxfordshire, founder of Talk About Local, helping people find a voice online and a trustee of The Indigo Trust , Good Things Foundation and ThreeSixtyGiving as well as Connect8.
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