Kate Greenaway Governing Body
The Kate Greenaway Governing Body plays a key role in overseeing the practice and ethos of the school. They provide challenge and support to the Head teacher and leadership team. Several of our current parents are involved in the Governing Body. If you would like to be involved please ask at Reception.
“My name is Fiona Godfrey and I have been the Head Teacher at Kate Greenaway since September 2010. I have worked in senior leadership roles in Early Years in Islington since 2001 and have enjoyed working with people who are passionate about education. I attend both Committees at Kate Greenaway and the Full Governing Body and I very much appreciate the time and dedication our governors offer to support the school”.
“My name is Jessica Teague. I have been a Governor at Kate Greenaway for one year serving on the Learning and Development committee. My background is in Culture, specifically ballet and dance. I currently work in arts journalism and have recently completed a Post Graduate degree in Cultural Management. I have an intense interest in creative development and Early Years education. I hope that my experience serving on boards of leading European cultural institutions can positively contribute to my work on the governing board at Kate Greenaway”.
“My name is Joe Knutson. I have been a governor at Kate Greenaway for two years and currently sit on the Learning and Development committee .I am the Deputy Head teacher at Kate Greenaway Nursery, with an emphasis on curriculum development. I am passionate about Early Years education and feel that my contribution to the Governing Body includes providing information about the nursery, contributing to strategic planning and working alongside the Head teacher to address matters raised by the Governors”.
“My name is Peter Warren. I have been a Governor at Kate Greenaway for over 10 years year and am currently Chairman of the Finance, Personnel and Premises Committee. My background is in Finance, specifically as an analyst and investment manager, and I currently sit on the management group of an asset management business. I first became involved with Kate Greenaway through an organization connecting City professionals with schools in their local area. I believe that the Early Years education that places like Kate Greenaway can provide is enormously important in setting good foundations for children’s lives”.
My name is Petra Massey. I have been a governor at KG for nearly a year and currently sit on the Learning Development and Outreach committee. I have worked in theatre, film and television as both a performer and a director for over 30 years. My speciality in this field is comedy and I also have a background in education and teaching theatre workshops. I am passionate about Early Years education and feel that my contribution to the Governing Body is to bring to the team a playfulness in both education and creativity”.
“My name is Eilis Harrison-Ponsonby. I have been a Parent Governor for nearly 2 years and currently sit on the Learning, Development and Outreach committee as well as being SEND Governor. As well as being mother to Scarlet and Michael, I am the Head of Chemistry at The Godolphin and Latymer School. Being a parent has opened my eyes to Early Years Learning and I am passionate about supporting the excellent environment that has been established at Kate Greenaway, particularly in their development of Early Years Science. I bring my experience from the world of academic research and secondary education to the Governing Body”.
“My name is Pete Shaw. I have just started as a parent governor in the hope that I can give a little bit back to a nursery school that has been so loving and caring to my family. I am a Policeman for the Metropolitan Police Service, having been an officer for over 14 years in different counties and challenging boroughs I have seen the best and worst in people, and the people who are affected the most are the children. We all have a responsibility to try to care for and protect not only our own but all the young people we come into contact with. I sit on the finance, premises and personnel committee which enables me to utilise the skills I have acquired while working in the police”.
Governors’ Register Of Interests (Page 1) (PDF)
Governors Register Of Interests (Page 2) (PDF)
Governors Declarations of Interest
Kate Greenaway Nursery School and Children’s Centre
|Name||Governor Type||Term From||Term To||Declaration Of Interest|
|Fenella Vieceli||Parent||25 Mar 2015||24 Mar 2019||The Wellcome Trust|
|Eilis Ponsonby||Parent S.E.N. LINK Governor||4 Dec 2014||3 Dec 2018||None|
|Joe Knutston||Staff||22 Nov 2012||21 Nov 2016||None|
|Sara Blakemore||Co-Opted, Safeguarding LINK, Chair of L.D.O.||25 Mar 2015||24 Mar 2019||I am a trustee of a Children’s music charity called songs for us|
|Paul Convery||Authority||4 Nov 2013||3 Nov 2017||LA governor at Robert Blair Primary School, Islington. I have a public declaration of interest pursuant to Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011 & The Relevant Authorities (Disclosable Pecuniary Interests) Regs 2012 published at: http://democracy.islington.gov.uk/mgUserInfo.aspx?UID=24|
|Peter Warren||Co-Opted, Chair of Finance||25 Mar 2015||24 Mar 2019||None|
|Peter Shaw||Parent||Dec 2016||Dec 2020||None|
|Helen Genia||Co-Opted, Chair of Governors||25 Mar 2015||24 Mar 2019||None|
|Petra Massey||Parent||Dec 2015||Dec 2019||None|
|Olga Lavrenetieva||Parent||Dec 2015||Dec 2019||None|
|Jan Stillaway||Dec 2015||Dec 2019||None|