Chair: Jacque Wade
Vice Chair: Eleanor Jenkins
Head Teacher: Lee Robertson
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I have been a governor at the Centre since January 2015. Both my son and daughter attended Little Owls and the Nursery School and I wanted to take the opportunity to become a governor to support the work that The Centre carries out. I am Head of Psychology at a Cambridgeshire secondary school and have worked in education for the last 13 years. I am the Vice-Chair, a member of the finance committee and also the link governor for equality.
Chris Joynes is a Parent-Governor and sits as Governor Representative on the Centre's Personnel Committee. He works as an education consultant in developing countries, with a specialism in teacher training. He is currently employed as Senior International Advisor at Education Development Trust, a Reading-based charity that works with education systems both in the UK and around the world. He has lived in Histon for 12 years.
I have been a Parent Governor at Histon Early Years Centre since February 2016. I am currently a full-time Mum and have a daughter who has recently attended the Nursery and a daughter who will attend in the future. I have 13 years’ experience working as a Speech and Language Therapist for both Education and the NHS. Much of this work was centred around Early Years. I believe all children should have access to good quality early years experiences and I became a Governor to help support HEYC in providing these. I sit on the Teaching, Learning and Community Provision committee.
Karen Scott / Siobhan Brixey
Local Authority Governors
Brought up near Bristol, Derek has lived in Histon since 1980. Having worked in education for 39 years, four of which were spent teaching English at Impington Village College, he retired from his post as Assistant Principal of Soham Village College in 2008 and now spends time with his family, particularly in helping to look after his four grandchildren. He had also been engaged, since retirement, in visits to South Africa and Ghana as part of the Warwick University initiative to develop English and Maths teaching across Africa. Derek is Chair of the Personnel committee and has responsibility for Pupil Premium.
I have been a governor since December 2015 and am currently a member of the Finance committee. I have 3 young children and am keen to contribute to the Early Years Centre and make the experience of early years education the best it can be for the children here.
Associate Governor / Chair Advisory Board
The Advisory Board consists of stakeholders from the communities of Cottenham, Girton, Histon, Impington, Oakington & Rampton.
Governor attendance 2015/16